Bosak History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestral home of the Bosak family was in the German state of Bavaria. Bosak is a local name for a person who lived in Nuremberg, in the Bavarian part of Western Germany. The prestigious Bosak family played an integral part in the social, economic and political development in the Nuremberg region. In medieval times, when land proprietorship and management were the sole source of wealth and power, the Bosak family became members of the gentry. They possessed vast estates and enjoyed the splendors of the feudal court.
Early Origins of the Bosak family
The surname Bosak was first found in Nuremberg, where the name Bossecker emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on, the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Bosak family
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Bosak Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bosak include Bossecker, Bosecker, Bossecher, Bossekker, Bosseker, Bosekker, Boseker, Bosseck, Bosaker, Bosacker, Bossaker, Bossicher, Boseckel, Boseckell, Boseckele, Bossechel, Bosecken, Bossecken, Bossekken and many more.
Early Notables of the Bosak family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bosak family
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bosak or a variant listed above: Edward Bosaker who arrived in Virginia in 1636; Jacob Bossaker who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732; Herman M. Bosseck settled in Philadelphia in 1804.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bosak (post 1700) +
- William Bosak, American politician, Independent Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 28th District, 1974 
- Brian Bosak, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 86th District, 2012 
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