Bossard Family History

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Bossard Name Meaning

French and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements bos ‘audacious’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’. French: nickname for a hunchback, from Old French bosse ‘hump’, ‘hunched back’ (of unknown origin) + the pejorative suffix -ard. Swiss German: variant of Bosshart.

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

Similar surnames: Gossard, Bosshart, Brossard, Bossart, Bollard, Bovard, Bussard

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Bossard Family Origin

Where is the Bossard family from?

Bossard Family Occupations

What did your Bossard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bossard family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bossard. The most common Bossard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bossard's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Bossard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bossard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bossard 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 996 immigration records available for the last name Bossard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bossard. For the veterans among your Bossard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bossard Life Expectancy

What is the average Bossard lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bossard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bossard in 1951 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bossard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bossard 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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