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Origin and popularity of the name BOS


Bos : 1: Dutch South German and French: from the ancient Germanic personal name Boso or from a shortened form of Boshard composed of the elements bōs ‘bad evil wild angry’ (German böse Dutch boos) and hard ‘hardy brave’. Compare Boos.2: Dutch: variant of Bosch.3: French: regional variant of Bois ‘wood’. This may also be a habitational name from (Le) Bos the name of several places mainly in southern France. Compare Dubos.4: Polish (Boś): from a pet form of a Slavic personal name beginning with Bo- such as Bolesław (see Bolek) or Bogusław (see Boguslawski).5: Hungarian (Bős): from a pet form of the old personal name Bő.6: Hungarian (Bós): from the old personal name Bós.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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