The Boaesar family's name is derived from the ancient Norman culture that was established in Britain following the Norman Conquest
of island in 1066. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who frequently used the informal Norman greeting beu sire,
which means good sir,
or fine sir.
Early Origins of the Boaesar family
The surname Boaesar was first found in Essex
. They were originally from Bouchier in Normandy
, and arrived in England
with Duke William in 1066. John de Bourchier (d.circa 1330) was an English Judge of the Common Pleas and the earliest ancestor of the family. His son, Robert Bourchier was 1st Baron
Bourchier (died 1349) and held the position of Lord Chancellor of England
, the first layman to hold the post. His son, John Bourchier, 2nd Baron
Bourchier (d. 1400), was a soldier and diplomat.
Early History of the Boaesar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boaesar research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1400, 1409, 1400, 1409, 1405, 1467, 1533, 1587, 1654, 1643, 1595, 1660, 1535, 1605 and 1589 are included under the topic Early Boaesar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boaesar Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Boaesar include Bowser, Bouchier, Boucher, Bourchier, Bowesar, Bowsher and many more.
Early Notables of the Boaesar family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Bourchier, 2nd Baron
Bourchier (d. 1400), soldier and diplomat in the service of the crown; Bartholomew Bourchier, 3rd Baron
Bourchier (died 1409), member of Parliament, summoned to Parliament the first time 9 September 1400, the year of his father's death, continued to... Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boaesar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boaesar family to Ireland
Some of the Boaesar family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 83 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boaesar family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Boaesars to arrive on North American shores: Anne Bowser who settled in Nova Scotia in 1774; with her mother Anne and brother Richard; Henry Bowser settled in Washington Maryland in 1798; William Bowser settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1774..