Boese History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Boese family

The surname Boese was first found in Saxony, where the name is likely derived from the German personal name Boso, meaning "audacious" and/or from the Middle High German word "boese" or the Middle Low German word "bose" which both mean "daring." [1]

Early History of the Boese family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boese research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 171 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Boese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boese Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bose, Boze, Bozze, Baus, Bause, Bauss, Bausser, Bauze and many more.

Early Notables of the Boese family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Boese Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Boese migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Arm Boese, who arrived in New York, NY in 1844 [2]
  • Elizabeth Boese, aged 31, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [2]
  • Eva Boese, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [2]
  • Heinrich Boese, aged 36, who arrived in New York, NY in 1874 [2]
  • Heinrich M Boese, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Boese migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boese Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • G Boese, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Boese (post 1700) +

  • John Boese AIA, American architect in New York City during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century
  • Elsie Jean McGivney Boese (1925-2004), American poet, the poet laureate of Louisiana from 1972 to 1980
  • Pedro Boese (b. 1972), Portuguese-born, German painter
  • Johannes Boese (1939-2012), the German archaeologist
  • Johannes Boese (1856-1917), also spelled Böse, a German sculptor and art professor
  • Kristin Boese (b. 1977), German kitesurfer, shortlisted for the ISAF World Sailor of the Year Awards in 2009
  • Carl Boese (1887-1958), German film director who directed 158 films between 1917 and 1957


  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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