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Where did the English Boshell family come from? What is the English Boshell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boshell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boshell family history?In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Boshell surname lived in Yorkshire, in the parish of Bossal. While the surname is largely considered local, there are other possible origins of this name. It may be of patronymic origin, based on the first name of the father and would have derived as "the son of Bussell." The name may also be of occupational origin and in this latter case it was originally derived from the Old English word busshel and would probably have been used to describe one who made bushel-baskets.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Boshell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Boshell include: Bushell, Bussel, Bushle, Bushel, Bussell, Buchell, Buchel, Boushell, Boushel, Bousel and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boshell research. Another 389 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1140, 1200, 1140, 1670, 1593 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Boshell History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 103 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boshell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Boshell or a variant listed above: Henry Bushel settled in Virginia in 1622; Joseph Bushel settled in Pennsylvania in 1683 with his wife Sarah and two daughters; Edward Bushel settled in Barbados in 1678.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.
The Boshell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boshell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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