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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."

Bos Early Origins



The surname Bos was first found in Holland.

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Bos Spelling Variations


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Bos Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bosch, van den Bosch, Bos, van den Bos, Bosse and many more.

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Bos Early History


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Bos Early History



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.

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Bos Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bos Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, landed in New York in 1646
  • Hendrick Bos, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1660
  • Jan Peterse Bos, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1690

Bos Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Bos, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Kasper Bos, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Hans Janz Bos, who arrived in New York in 1709

Bos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelmina Bos, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Georg Nikol Bos, who landed in Brazil in 1825
  • Franz Nikol Bos, who arrived in Brazil in 1825
  • M Bos, who arrived in America in 1844
  • Miss Bos, who landed in North America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bos (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bos (post 1700)



  • William S. Bos, American politician, Supervisor of Muskegon Township, Michigan, 1914-17
  • Frederik Bos (1866-1931), Dutch politician
  • Petrus Andreas Maria Bos (b. 1950), Dutch actor
  • Loek Bos (b. 1946), Dutch cartoonist, painter and sculptor
  • Jan Ritzema Bos (1850-1928), Dutch plant pathologist
  • Willem Hendrik van den Bos (1896-1974), Dutch South African astronomer
  • Alida "Alie" Johanna van den Bos (1902-2003), Dutch Olympic gymnast
  • Jasper van den Bos (1634-1656), Dutch Golden Age marine painter
  • Michiel "M.C.A." van den Bos (b. 1975), Dutch musician
  • Cornelis Willem Bos (1506-1555), Flemish engraver, printseller and book publisher
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. 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).
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Bos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bos 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 7 January 2016 at 11:54.

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