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Bosworth Family History

Bosworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire (Baresworde in Domesday Book) from an Old English personal name Bār (from bār ‘boar’) + worth ‘enclosure’ and possibly also from Market Bosworth in Leicestershire so named with an Old English personal name Bōsa + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Dodsworth, Bedsworth, Unsworth, Cudworth, Bloodworth, Hepworth

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Where is the Bosworth family from?

You can see how Bosworth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bosworth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bosworth families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 290 Bosworth families living in Warwickshire. This was about 15% of all the recorded Bosworth's in United Kingdom. Warwickshire had the highest population of Bosworth families in 1891.
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What did your Bosworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bosworth. 15% of Bosworth men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Bosworth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bosworth were Railway Clerk and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Retired
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Railway Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 65,000 census records available for the last name Bosworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bosworth census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bosworth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Bosworth. For the veterans among your Bosworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bosworth lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bosworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bosworth in 1953 was 28, and 81 in 2004.

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