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The surname Boshart is derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the German elements "bos," which meant "audacious," and "hard," which meant "hardy" or "brave." Thus, the name no doubt originally referred to a person who was very tough or one who was inclined to fight. Some instances of the Boshart surname are derived from the personal name Burkhart, and the German word boese, which meant "naughty" and "tough."

Boshart Early Origins



The surname Boshart was first found in Westphalia, where the name Bossart became noted for its many branches within the region, where each house acquired a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the Bossart family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

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Boshart Spelling Variations


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Boshart Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Boshart include Bossart, Bosart, Bosarte, Bossarte, Bossard, Bossardt, Bosard, Bosardt, Bossarde, Bosarde and many more.

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Boshart Early History


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Boshart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boshart research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1746, 1538 and 1539 are included under the topic Early Boshart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boshart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boshart Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boshart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Boshart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Boshart, who landed in New Jersey in 1727-1728
  • Henrich Boshart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Hans Hendk Boshart, aged 21, landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Heinrich Boshart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Jacob Boshart, who arrived in New York in 1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boshart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boshart (post 1700)



  • Charles Fred Boshart (1860-1928), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Lewis County, 1906-10; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1908

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    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Boshart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boshart Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 June 2016 at 09:44.

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