Bostwick Family History

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Bostwick Name Meaning

habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly Beswick. perhaps a variant of Bostock.

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

Similar surnames: Bostick, Beswick, Bostock, Bestwick, Borthwick, Westrick, Goswick

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Bostwick Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bostwick name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bostwick Family Origin

Where is the Bostwick family from?

Bostwick Family Occupations

What did your Bostwick ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bostwick family was Colliery Engine Driver. Coal Miner, Joiner and Coalminer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bostwick. The most common Bostwick occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 10% of Bostwick's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Joiner

  • Coalminer

  • Colliery Engine Driver


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

Bostwick Historical Records

What Bostwick family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Bostwick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bostwick 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bostwick. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Bostwick. For the veterans among your Bostwick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bostwick Life Expectancy

What is the average Bostwick lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bostwick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bostwick in 1943 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bostwick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bostwick 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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