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Boaz is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who bragged one of vain-glory. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word bost, which means vaunt or brag.

Boaz Early Origins



The surname Boaz was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Boaz Spelling Variations


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Boaz Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Boaz were recorded, including Boas, Boase, Boasie and others.

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Boaz Early History


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Boaz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boaz research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boaz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boaz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boaz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boaz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Boaz family emigrate to North America:

Boaz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Boaz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Boaz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • E D Boaz, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Boaz Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Boaz, aged 14, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boaz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boaz (post 1700)



  • Sam Boaz (1917-2013), American jurist and politician, Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives (1963-1967)
  • Noel Thomas Boaz (b. 1952), American biological anthropologist, author, educator, physician, and founder of the Virginia Museum of Natural History
  • David Boaz (b. 1953), American executive vice president of the Cato Institute

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Boaz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boaz 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 July 2016 at 15:52.

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