Bosma Family History

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Bosma Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from bos ‘wood’. Compare Bosch.

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

Similar surnames: Posa, Bosch, Bossman, Bosman, Bouma, Borda, Boss, Rosman, Boomsma

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Bosma Family Origin

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Bosma Family Occupations

What did your Bosma ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bosma occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Bosma's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Bosma family was Farming. Laborer, Carpenter and Clerk Hardware were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bosma.

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  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk Hardware

  • Farming


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

Bosma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bosma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bosma 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bosma. 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 Card

There are 651 military records available for the last name Bosma. For the veterans among your Bosma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bosma Life Expectancy

What is the average Bosma lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bosma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bosma in 1949 was 67, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bosma

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bosma 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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