Bos Name Meaning

Reduced form of Dutch Van den Bos, a variant of the topographic name Vandenbosch. South German and French: from the Germanic personal name Boso (see Boos). French (central France): variant of Bois. Hungarian (Bos): from a pet form of the old secular personal name Bo. Hungarian: habitational name for someone from a place called Bos, formerly in Pozsony county, Hungary, now part of Slovakia. Hungarian (Bós): from the old Magyar secular name Bós. Polish (Bos): from a pet form of the personal names Boleslaw or Boguslaw.

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

Similar surnames: Boe, Kos, Bors, Bon, Boss, Bosi, Bose, Bost, Bois, Bas

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Bos Ethnicity Estimate

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These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bos. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bos Family Origin

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Bos Family Occupations

What did your Bos ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bos occupation in the UK was Bank Clerk. 100% of Bos's were Bank Clerks.

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  • Bank Clerk


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Bos Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bos 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Bos. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Bos. For the veterans among your Bos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bos Life Expectancy

What is the average Bos lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bos in 1947 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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