Origins Available: English
The name Boschier is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who made their living by selling wood. The surname Boschier is derived from the Old French word buschier,
which means woodmonger.
The surname may have also been an occupational
name for a butcher;
in this case, the derivation is from the Anglo-French words bocher
which are both derived from the Old French words bochier
Boschier may have also been a nickname
derived from the Old French phrase beau-sire,
which means fair
sir, and is an address of respect or courtesy.
Early Origins of the Boschier family
The surname Boschier was first found in Dorset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Boschier family
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Boschier Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Boschier include Busher, Boschier, Boscher, Buscher, Bussher and many more.
Early Notables of the Boschier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boschier family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Mable Busher who arrived in Virginia in 1635 and Mary Busher in Barbados in 1680.