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Bossler Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone who liked bowling (Middle High German bōzen) or an occupational name for a metal worker (Middle German bōzen bōzeln ‘to pound to beat’). South German (Württemberg): occupational name for an odd-job man from bosseln ‘to putter around’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bosler, Bussler, Bessler, Rossler, Boller, Bossier, Dosser, Russler

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Where is the Bossler family from?

You can see how Bossler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bossler family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bossler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 17 Bossler families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Bossler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bossler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bossler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bossler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bossler. 25% of Bossler men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Bossler women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bossler were Manager and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    24%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bossler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bossler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 523 immigration records available for the last name Bossler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bossler. For the veterans among your Bossler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bossler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bossler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bossler in 1954 was 47, and 88 in 2004.

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