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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

What did your Boss ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Basket Maker

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Carpenter & Joiner

    3%

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Boss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Boss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boss 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Boss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boss. For the veterans among your Boss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boss Life Expectancy

What is the average Boss lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boss ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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