The surname Bos originates from the Old Norse word "buski," meaning "bush," or "woods” thus it is classed at a toponymic surname and was most likely used by a man who lived near a prominent bush. It is equivalent to the English surname "Bush."
Early Origins of the Bos family
The surname Bos was first found in Holland.
Important Dates for the Bos family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bos research. More information is included under the topic Early Bos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bos Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bosch, van den Bosch, Bos, van den Bos, Bosse and many more.
Early Notables of the Bos family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Hieronymous Bosch (1450-1516), Dutch painter who's work is well-known for the use of fantastic imagery to illustrate moral... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bos migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bos Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Cornelis Teunissen Bos, who landed in New York in 1631 
Jan Willernsz Bos, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1646 
Hendrick Bos, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1660 
Jan Peterse Bos, aged 50, who arrived in New York in 1690 
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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