Last name: BOSS

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BOSS : This last name is indexed 84,510 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOSS : 1: English (of Norman origin): from the Old French personal name Bos from ancient Germanic Boso based on the element bōs ‘bad evil wild angry’.2: English: nickname for a hunchback from Middle English Old French boce bos ‘protuberance swelling’ (compare Bossard 2).3: German (also Böss): from a short form of the personal name Borkhart a variant of Burkhart. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).4: Possibly also an Americanized form of South German Bös (see Bos).5: Danish: variant of Buus.6: Americanized form of French Bourgeois.

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