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The Anglo-Saxon name Boshoff comes from when the family resided in or around either of the settlements called Barsham in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Boshoff Early Origins



The surname Boshoff was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Boshoff Spelling Variations


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Boshoff 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. Boshoff has been recorded under many different variations, including Basham, Bosham, Barsham, Bassham, Bashan, Bashum and many more.

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Boshoff Early History


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Boshoff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boshoff research. Another 398 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1198, 1367, 1400, 1500, 1804, and 1843 are included under the topic Early Boshoff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boshoff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boshoff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boshoff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Boshoff or a variant listed above:

Boshoff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jan Pieter Boshoff, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Leendert Boshoff, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924
  • Jan P. Boshoff, aged 29, who emigrated to America, in 1924

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Boshoff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boshoff 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 13 April 2017 at 06:06.

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