Origins Available: English
The surname Boscoe derives their name from the local
Boscawen, in Cornwall
best known for Boscawen-Un, a Bronze age stone circle close to St Buryan. It consists of 19 upright stones in an ellipse. An old Welsh
triad mentions a principal gorseddau on the Island of Britain as "Beisgawen in Dumnonia", which most believe refer to Boscawen-Un by the Gorseth's founders. In more recent years, Boscawen, New Hampshire
was named after Edward Boscawen, the British admiral who distinguished himself at the 1758 Siege of Louisbourg.
Early Origins of the Boscoe family
The surname Boscoe was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Tregothnan. Cornwall
was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany
than to England
. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon
. "Descended from Henry who lived in the reign of King John, and who took the name of Bascawen from the lordship of Boscawen-Rose, still the property of the family. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Boscoe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boscoe research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1079, 1164, 1627, 1689, 1654, 1689, 1625, 1701, 1646, 1701, 1628, 1685, 1680 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Boscoe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boscoe Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Boscowen, Boscawen, Boscoan, Boscoe, Boscow and others.
Early Notables of the Boscoe family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Charles Boscawen (1627-1689), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Cornwall
between 1654 and 1689; and his brother Hugh Boscawen (1625-1701), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Cornwall
between 1646 and... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boscoe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boscoe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Boscoe (post 1700)
- Donald D. Boscoe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956, 1964 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html