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Where did the English Bosque family come from? What is the English Bosque family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bosque family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bosque family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bosanquet, Bosanket, Bosanqet, Bosquet and others.

First found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But many more family surnames would arrive from the continent after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in the reign of Louis XIV and this Huguenot family name was first referenced in the year 1685 when John and David Bosanquet came to England from their native Languedoc in the south of France and settled in Forest House in Essex.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bosque research. Another 139 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Bosque History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Bosque Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Bosque family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 248 words(18 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bosque Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J Bosque, aged 32, landed in New Orleans, La in 1827
  • B Bosque, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1835
  • Francisco Bosque, who arrived in Peru in 1892


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  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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  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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Bosque Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bosque 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.

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