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Bos Name Meaning

Dutch South German and French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Boso or from a shortened form of Boshard composed of the elements bōs ‘bad evil wild angry’ (German böse Dutch boos) and hard ‘hardy brave’. Compare Boos . Dutch: variant of Bosch . French: regional variant of Bois ‘wood’. This may also be a habitational name from (Le) Bos the name of several places mainly in southern France. Compare Dubos . Polish (Boś): from a pet form of a Slavic personal name beginning with Bo- such as Bolesław (see Bolek ) or Bogusław (see Boguslawski ). Hungarian (Bős): from a pet form of the old personal name . Hungarian (Bós): from the old personal name Bós.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Boe, Kos, Bors, Bon, Boss, Bosi, Bose, Bost, Bois, Bas

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Where is the Bos family from?

You can see how Bos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Bos families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bos's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bos families in 1911.
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What did your Bos ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bos. 100% of Bos men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Bos. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Bos lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bos in 1947 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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