Boseham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Boseham come from when the family resided in the town of Bosham, four miles from Chichester in Sussex.
Early Origins of the Boseham family
The surname Boseham was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Boseham family
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Boseham Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Boseham has been recorded under many different variations, including Bosome, Bosom, Bossum, Bosham, Bosum, Bossom, Bossam, Bosam and many more.
Early Notables of the Boseham family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Bossam, (fl. 1550), a prominent English painter, "mentioned by Nicholas Hilliard in a manuscript quioted by Vertue as 'that most rare English drawer of story works in black...
Migration of the Boseham family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Boseham or a variant listed above: Charles Bossom, who arrived in America in 1748.