Bossen Family History

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Bossen Name Meaning

North German: possibly a patronymic from Bosse or a shortened form of Bossenstein, a habitational name from Am Bosenstein, Aschern. Danish: patronymic from the Nordic personal names Bo, Butse, or Borch.

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

Similar surnames: Bosse, Boisen, Bissen, Boesen, Fossen, Boden, Rossen, Bosen, Boss

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Bossen Family Origin

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Bossen Family Occupations

What did your Bossen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bossen. 11% of Bossen men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Bossen women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bossen were Foreman and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Laborer
  • Secretary
  • Teacher

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

Bossen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bossen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bossen 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 608 immigration records available for the last name Bossen. 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 569 military records available for the last name Bossen. For the veterans among your Bossen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bossen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bossen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bossen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bossen in 1953 was 50, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bossen 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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