Bose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bose family

The surname Bose was first found in Saxony, where the name is likely derived from the German personal name Boso, meaning "audacious" and/or from the Middle High German word "boese" or the Middle Low German word "bose" which both mean "daring." [1]

Early History of the Bose family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bose research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 171 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Bose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bose Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bose, Boze, Bozze, Baus, Bause, Bauss, Bausser, Bauze and many more.

Early Notables of the Bose family (pre 1700)

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United States Bose migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gertrud Bose, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • Johan J F Bose, aged 32, who arrived in Missouri in 1844 [2]
  • Julius Bose, who settled in Texas in 1844
  • Julius Bose, who landed in Texas in 1844 [2]
  • John Bose who arrived in Missouri in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Bose migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bose Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • W. Bose, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Balaklava" in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Bose (post 1700) +

  • Vanu Gopal Bose (1965-2017), American electrical engineer and technology executive, son of Amar Bose
  • Richard H. Bose, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 16th District, 1921, 1923 [3]
  • Krishna Bose (1930-2020), Indian politician, educator and social worker and a Member of Parliament
  • Bimba Bosé (1975-2017), stage name of Eleonora Salvatore, a Spanish model, designer, actress and singer
  • Amar Bose (1929-2013), Indian-American MIT professor; founder of the Bose Corporation, listed in Forbes 400 as the 271st richest man in 2007
  • Sterling Bose (1906-1958), 1920s jazz musician
  • Satyendra Nath Bose FRS (1894-1974), Indian physicist
  • Sarat Chandra Bose (1889-1950), Indian lawyer and freedom fighter
  • Raj Chandra Bose (1901-1987), Indian mathematician and statistician
  • Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose FRS (1858-1935), Bengali physicist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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