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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.
The surname Boaz was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
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.
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.
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boaz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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
Boaz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Boaz Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
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.
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