Boseman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Boseman family

The surname Boseman 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 Boseman family

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

Boseman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Boseman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Boseman family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Christina Boz, who arrived in America in 1725; Mattheus Bausser and Christian Bausser both of whom were recorded as having arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733.


Contemporary Notables of the name Boseman (post 1700) +

  • Julia Boseman, American politician and a former Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate
  • George Boseman, American actor, comedian and screenplay writer
  • Chadwick Aaron Boseman (1976-2020), American actor, known for his roles as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017)
  • Benjamin A. Boseman, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Charleston, South Carolina, 1873-81 [2]


  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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