Bosma Name Meaning

Frisian: topographic name for someone who lived by a wood, from bos ‘wood’. Compare Bosch.

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


Similar surnames: Posa, Bosch, Bossman, Bosman, Bouma, Borda, Boss, Rosman, Boomsma

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Bosma Family Origin

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Bosma Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Clerk Hardware

    11%
  • Farming

    11%

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In 1880, Laborer, Carpenter and Clerk Hardware were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bosma. A less common occupation for the Bosma family was Farming. The most common Bosma occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Bosma's were Laborers.

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Bosma Historical Records

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Bosma Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Bosma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bosma in 1949 was 67, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bosma

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