Bosworth Family History

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Bosworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Market Bosworth in Leicestershire, so named with an Old English personal name Bosa + Old English worð ‘enclosure’. Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire (Baresworde in Domesday Book) has a different origin: an Old English personal name, Bar (from bar ‘boar’) + worð.

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

Similar surnames: Dodsworth, Bedsworth, Unsworth, Cudworth, Bloodworth, Hepworth

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Bosworth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bosworth name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bosworth. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Bosworth Family Origin

Where is the Bosworth family from?

Bosworth Family Occupations

What did your Bosworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bosworth. The most common Bosworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Bosworth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bosworth family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bosworth ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bosworth Historical Records

What Bosworth family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Bosworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bosworth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bosworth. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Bosworth. For the veterans among your Bosworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bosworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Bosworth lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bosworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bosworth in 1953 was 28, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bosworth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bosworth ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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