The Bosq surname comes form a form of the Old French word "bois," meaning "the woods;" it was most likely originally a name for someone living or working in a wooded area.
Early Origins of the Bosq family
The surname Bosq was first found in Brittany
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where several notable families of this name have long been established. Among them were a du Boscq family of Normandy
. Bousquet was generally a Southern variant of this same name. A Guillaume du Bosc was one of the companions of William the Conqueror in 1066. A Nicolas Bosc was the Bishop of Bayeux in 1397, and Chancelor of France in 1397.
Early History of the Bosq family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bosq research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1408, 1392, 1418, 1419 and 1788 are included under the topic Early Bosq History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bosq Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bosc, Bosq, Desbosq, Dubosc, Duboscq, Bousquet and many more.
Early Notables of the Bosq family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst this name at this time was Nicolas du Bosc, (du Bois) (d. 1408), French politician, advisor to kings Charles V and Charles VI of France, ne of the marmousets appointed by his detractors who took the governing of France from November 1392... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bosq Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bosq family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Bousquet, who arrived in Canada in 1642; (perhaps the same) Jean Bousquet, son of Jean Bousquet et Isabelle Hilairet, who married Catherine Fourrier in Montreal in 1672.