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Bossman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Bossmann: patronymic from the ancient Germanic personal name Boso based on the element bōs ‘bad evil wild angry’. Dutch: of German origin (see 1 above) or a variant of Bosman (and in North America possibly also an altered form of this). This surname is rare in the Netherlands.

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


Similar surnames: Bousman, Bosman, Mossman, Ossman, Boman, Rissman, Bouman, Sassman

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Where is the Bossman family from?

You can see how Bossman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bossman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bossman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Bossman families living in New Brunswick. This was about 53% of all the recorded Bossman's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Bossman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bossman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bossman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bossman. 38% of Bossman men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bossman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bossman were Proprietor and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bossman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bossman 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Bossman. 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 321 military records available for the last name Bossman. For the veterans among your Bossman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bossman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bossman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bossman in 1944 was 28, and 87 in 2004.

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