Boss Name Meaning

English: nickname for a hunchback, from Old French bossu ‘hunchbacked’ (a derivative of bosse ‘lump’, ‘hump’; compare Bossard 2). German: from a short form of the personal name Borkhardt, a variant of Burkhart. Possibly an altered spelling of South German Bös (see Bos). Danish: medieval variant of Buus, a surname of uncertain origin, perhaps from German busemen ‘devil’, ‘ghost’.

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


Similar surnames: Bosse, Buss, Ross, Bos, Oss, Koss, Foss, Bost, Bess, Bass

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Boss Family Origin

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Boss Family Occupations

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  • Basket Maker

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Carpenter & Joiner

    3%

In 1881, the most common Boss occupation in the UK was Basket Maker. 7% of Boss's were Basket Makers. Basket Maker, Carpenter and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boss. A less common occupation for the Boss family was Carpenter & Joiner.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Boss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Boss in 1944 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boss

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