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Boson Early Origins



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, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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.

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Boson Spelling Variations


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Boson Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bozon, Bosum, Bozun, Bozom, Boyzon, Boysum, Bozum, Boyzum, Boson, Bouzan and many more.

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Boson Early History


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Boson Early History



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.

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Boson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boson Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boson (post 1700)



  • George Boson, American Democrat politician, Warden (Borough President) of Colchester, Connecticut, 1957

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Boson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boson 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 7 January 2016 at 11:57.

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