Bos Family History
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 Bő. Hungarian (Bós): from the old personal name Bós.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022