Boss Family History

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Boss Name Meaning

English: nickname for a hunchback, from Old French bossu ‘hunchbacked’ (a derivative of bosse ‘lump’, ‘hump’; compare Bossard 2). German: from a short form of the personal name Borkhardt, a variant of Burkhart. Possibly an altered spelling of South German Bös (see Bos). Danish: medieval variant of Buus, a surname of uncertain origin, perhaps from German busemen ‘devil’, ‘ghost’.

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

Similar surnames: Bosse, Buss, Ross, Bos, Oss, Koss, Foss, Bost, Bess, Bass

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Boss Family Origin

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Boss Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Boss. 49% of Boss men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Boss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75,000 census records available for the last name Boss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boss 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Boss. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Boss. For the veterans among your Boss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boss Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Boss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boss in 1944 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

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