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Bossom Family History

Bossom Name Meaning

English (Sussex): variant of Bosham, a habitational name from Bosham in Sussex, named in Old English with the personal name Bosa + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘promontory’ or ‘water meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Folsom, Rosson, Bosso, Blossom, Fossum, Bascom, Bollom, Boyson, Mosso

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Where is the Bossom family from?

You can see how Bossom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bossom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bossom families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Bossom families living in Maryland. This was about 80% of all the recorded Bossom's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Bossom families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bossom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bossom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Speck Plug Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bossom. 19% of Bossom men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Bossom women worked as a Speck Plug Assembler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bossom were Caretaker and Housewife.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Caretaker
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Speck Plug Assembler
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bossom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bossom 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 505 immigration records available for the last name Bossom. 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 418 military records available for the last name Bossom. For the veterans among your Bossom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bossom lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bossom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bossom in 1952 was 56, and 66 in 2004.

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