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Boswell Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Beuzeville in Seine Maritime, France, named with Old French Beuze (a personal name probably of Germanic origin) + ville ‘settlement’. The final element has been altered as a result of association with the common place name ending -well ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Bowell, Doswell, Oswell, Bonwell, Boxwell, Cogswell, Rowell, Biswell

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Boswell Family Origin

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Boswell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Boswell family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boswell. The most common Boswell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Boswell's were Farmers.

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Boswell Historical Records

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Boswell Life Expectancy

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Famous Boswell Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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