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Boswell Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Beuzeville in Seine Maritime, France, named with Old French Beuze (a personal name probably of Germanic origin) + ville ‘settlement’. The final element has been altered as a result of association with the common place name ending -well ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Bowell, Doswell, Oswell, Bonwell, Boxwell, Cogswell, Rowell, Biswell

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Boswell Family Origin

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Boswell Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Agricultural labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boswell. A less common occupation for the Boswell family was Annuitant. The most common Boswell occupation in the UK was Agricultural labourer. 5% of Boswell's were Agricultural labourers.

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Boswell Historical Records

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Boswell Life Expectancy

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