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Bowersox Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Bauersachs, a name indicating descent from Hans Bauer, nicknamed Sachs ‘the Saxon’, a forester who lived in Judenbach, Franconia, c.1555. An alternative derivation is from Bauerochs, literally ‘farmer ox’, a nickname or byname for the farmer who kept the breeding bull in a community.

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


Similar surnames: Bowersock, Bowerman, Bowser, Boersma, Boers, Boerst, Broderson

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Bowersox Family Origin

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Bowersox Family Occupations

What did your Bowersox ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bowersox occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Bowersox's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bowersox family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bowersox.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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Bowersox Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bowersox. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowersox 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bowersox. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bowersox. For the veterans among your Bowersox ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowersox Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowersox lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bowersox life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bowersox in 1950 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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