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Bousman Name Meaning

Walloon: cognate of Flemish Boesman .

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


Similar surnames: Bossman, Housman, Boman, Bouwman, Mossman, Kosman, Bosman, Bouman

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Where is the Bousman family from?

You can see how Bousman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bousman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bousman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Bousman families living in Manitoba. This was about 55% of all the recorded Bousman's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Bousman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bousman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bousman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bousman. 29% of Bousman men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Bousman women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bousman were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    27%
  • Attendant
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Waitress
    22%
  • Seamstress
    22%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bousman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bousman 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 132 immigration records available for the last name Bousman. 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 971 military records available for the last name Bousman. For the veterans among your Bousman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bousman lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bousman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Bousman in 1957 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

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