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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Bosecker family. Bosecker is a local name, first used as a surname for someone who lived in Nuremberg, in the Bavarian part of Western Germany. The prestigious Bosecker 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 Bosecker family became members of the gentry. They possessed vast estates and enjoyed the splendors of the feudal court.

Bosecker Early Origins



The surname Bosecker 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.

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Bosecker Early History


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Bosecker Early History



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Bosecker Spelling Variations


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Bosecker 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 Bosecker include Bossecker, Bosecker, Bossecher, Bossekker, Bosseker, Bosekker, Boseker, Bosseck, Bosaker, Bosacker, Bossaker, Bossicher, Boseckel, Boseckell, Boseckele, Bossechel, Bosecken, Bossecken, Bossekken and many more.

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Bosecker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bosecker Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Boseckers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Edward Bosaker who arrived in Virginia in 1636; Jacob Bossaker who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732; Herman M. Bosseck settled in Philadelphia in 1804.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosecker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosecker (post 1700)



  • Ronald Bosecker, American administrator, appointed Administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in December 1999

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