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The ancestral home of the Bossaker family was in the German state of Bavaria. Bossaker is a local name for a person who lived in Nuremberg, in the Bavarian part of Western Germany. The prestigious Bossaker family played an integral part in the social, economic and political development in the Nuremberg region. In medieval times, when land proprietorship and management were the sole source of wealth and power, the Bossaker family became members of the gentry. They possessed vast estates and enjoyed the splendors of the feudal court.

Bossaker Early Origins



The surname Bossaker was first found in Nuremberg, where the name Bossecker emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on, the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Bossaker Spelling Variations


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Bossaker Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bossaker include Bossecker, Bosecker, Bossecher, Bossekker, Bosseker, Bosekker, Boseker, Bosseck, Bosaker, Bosacker, Bossaker, Bossicher, Boseckel, Boseckell, Boseckele, Bossechel, Bosecken, Bossecken, Bossekken and many more.

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Bossaker Early History


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Bossaker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bossaker research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bossaker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bossaker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bossaker Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bossaker or a variant listed above:

Bossaker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Bossaker who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Jacob Bossaker, aged 46, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Bossaker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bossaker 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 27 February 2014 at 13:37.

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