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Where did the German Bouska family come from? What is the German Bouska family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bouska family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bouska family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Bokska, Bouska, Bokiewicz, Boguska, Bogucki, Bousky and many more.

First found in West Prussia and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouska research. Another 157 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1480 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Bouska History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Bouska Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bouska Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Carl Bouska, who came to New York, NY in 1867
  • Elisabeth Bouska, who came to New York, NY in 1870
  • Catharine Bouska, who arrived in New York, NY in 1884
  • Alois Bouska, who came to New York, NY in 1893

Bouska Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Vilem Bouska, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1901
  • William Bouska, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1901
  • Joe Bouska, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1905

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  1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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The Bouska Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bouska 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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