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Bosc is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bosc family once lived near a bush. The name Bosc is derived from the Old Norman buskr, which means bush.

Bosc Early Origins



The surname Bosc was first found in Yorkshire. It is likely that the name was first assumed by someone living in this county near a prominent bush. The first known bearer of the name was Richard de la Busce, who was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1181.

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Bosc Spelling Variations


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Bosc Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bosc family name include Busk, Buske, Busce, Bosc, Buscke, Bosk, Busker and many more.

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Bosc Early History


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Bosc Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bosc research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1181, 1275, 1305, 1379, 1780, 1796, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Bosc History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bosc Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bosc Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bosc 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bosc surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Anne Buske who arrived in Virginia in 1654; John Busk, who emigrated from London to Maryland in 1736; Conrad Buskey, who settled in Baltimore in 1839.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosc (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosc (post 1700)



  • Adrien Jean-Baptiste Amable Ramond du Bosc, Count du Dutaillis, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Suaviter sed fortiter
Motto Translation: Mildly, but firmly


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Bosc Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bosc 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 24 February 2015 at 15:42.

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