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Bosman Name Meaning

Dutch: from bos ‘wood’ + man ‘man’ a topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a wood (see Bosch compare Bos ). This surname (in any of the two possible senses; see also 2 below) is also established in South Africa. Compare also Bossman . Dutch: variant of Bos 1 + man ‘man’. English (East Yorkshire): occupational name most likely from the surname Bowes + Middle English man for a servant of a man with the surname Bowes. Americanized form of German Bosmann: variant of Bossmann (see Bossman ).

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


Similar surnames: Bowman, Osman, Bossman, Bodman, Bosma, Bouman, Bousman, Kosman

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Where is the Bosman family from?

You can see how Bosman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bosman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bosman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Bosman families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Bosman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bosman families in 1911.
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What did your Bosman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bosman. 75% of Bosman 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
    75%
  • Farmers Son
    25%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bosman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bosman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bosman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bosman. For the veterans among your Bosman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bosman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bosman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bosman in 1948 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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