Boss Family History
Boss Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Bos from ancient Germanic Boso based on the element bōs ‘bad evil wild angry’. English: nickname for a hunchback from Middle English Old French boce bos ‘protuberance swelling’ (compare Bossard ). German (also Böss): from a short form of the personal name Borkhart a variant of Burkhart . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Possibly also an Americanized form of South German Bös (see Bos ). Danish: variant of Buus . Americanized form of French Bourgeois .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022