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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French and English : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements bos ‘audacious’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’.
  • French : nickname for a hunchback, from Old French bosse ‘hump’, ‘hunched back’ (of unknown origin) + the pejorative suffix -ard.
  • Swiss German : variant of Bosshart.

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