Early Origins of the Boson family
The surname Boson was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron
, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Wissingset and Wenly recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Boson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boson research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1624, 1708, 1675, 1708, 1707, 1635 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Boson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boson Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bozon, Bosum, Bozun, Bozom, Boyzon, Boysum, Bozum, Boyzum, Boson, Bouzan and many more.
Early Notables of the Boson family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Nicholas Boson (1624-1708), a Cornish writer and preserver of the Cornish language, best known for his "Nebbaz gerriau dro tho Carnoack" ("A Few Words about Cornish"), (c.1675-1708); and "Jowan Chy-an-Horth, py, An try foynt a skyans" ("John... Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Griffiths Boson, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Boson (post 1700)
- George Boson, American Democrat politician, Warden (Borough President) of Colchester, Connecticut, 1957 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html