Show ContentsBosoomb History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Bosoomb family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the town of Bosham, four miles from Chichester in Sussex.

Early Origins of the Bosoomb family

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

Early History of the Bosoomb family

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Bosoomb Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bosoomb include Bosome, Bosom, Bossum, Bosham, Bosum, Bossom, Bossam, Bosam and many more.

Early Notables of the Bosoomb family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Bossam, (fl. 1550), a prominent English painter, "mentioned by Nicholas Hilliard in a manuscript quioted by Vertue as 'that most rare English drawer of story works in black...
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Migration of the Bosoomb family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bosoomb or a variant listed above: Charles Bossom, who arrived in America in 1748. on Facebook