Bossom Family History

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Bossom Name Meaning

English (Sussex): variant of Bosham, a habitational name from Bosham in Sussex, named in Old English with the personal name Bosa + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘promontory’ or ‘water meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Folsom, Rosson, Bosso, Blossom, Fossum, Bascom, Bollom, Boyson, Mosso

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Bossom Family Origin

Where is the Bossom family from?

Bossom Family Occupations

What did your Bossom ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Barge Builder, Carpenter and Waterman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bossom. A less common occupation for the Bossom family was Beershop Keeper. The most common Bossom occupation in the UK was Barge Builder. 5% of Bossom's were Barge Builders.

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  • Barge Builder

  • Carpenter

  • Waterman

  • Beershop Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bossom ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bossom Historical Records

What Bossom family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bossom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bossom 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 505 immigration records available for the last name Bossom. 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 418 military records available for the last name Bossom. For the veterans among your Bossom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bossom Life Expectancy

What is the average Bossom lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bossom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bossom in 1952 was 56, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bossom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bossom 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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