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Multiple Origins for the Surname Bosse



The roots of the Bosse family are found in the ancient German state of Bavaria. Bosse is one of the most common styles of German surname, that of patronymics and metronymics - names derived from the given names of the father or mother of their original bearers. Bosse is derived from the medieval name Boss, a frequent shortening of the personal name Burkhard. In medieval times, given names were frequently abbreviated as terms of affection and endearment. This Germanic personal name was also associated with the German word boese, which meant naughty and tough. Thus, the name referred to a person who was very tough or one who was inclined to fight.

Bosse Early Origins



The surname Bosse was first found in Westphalia, where the name Bosse was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society of early Europe. The family would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Bosse Spelling Variations


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Bosse Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bosse, Bosses, Bauss, Bausse, Bausses, Boss, von Bosse, Boesse and many more.

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Bosse Early History


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Bosse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bosse research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1659 is included under the topic Early Bosse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bosse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bosse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bosse 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:

Bosse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samwell Bosse, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Ralph Bosse, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • William Bosse who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • William Bosse, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Mr Bosse, who landed in Virginia in 1665

Bosse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Bosse, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700
  • Job Bosse arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Job Bosse, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Susan Bosse, who arrived in Virginia in 1725
  • Johannes Bosse, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bosse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Gotfried Bosse, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Gerd Herm Bosse, who arrived in America in 1813-1820
  • Fr W Bosse, aged 28, arrived in America in 1814
  • John Bosse, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • Cath M Bosse, who landed in America in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosse (post 1700)



  • W. H. Bosse, American Democrat politician, Chair of Madison County Democratic Party, 1940
  • Virginia M. Bosse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1972; Candidate for Kentucky State Senate 19th District, 1979
  • Virginia C. Bosse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008
  • Richard Bosse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964
  • Grace C. Bosse, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1940, 1948
  • Gilbert Bosse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928
  • Fred M. Bosse, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 128th District; Elected unopposed 1992, 1994, 1996; Elected 1998; Elected unopposed 2000
  • Benjamin Bosse (1875-1922), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Evansville, Indiana, 1914-22; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1916
  • Henry Peter Bosse (1844-1903), Prussian/German-American photographer, cartographer and cartoonist
  • Georges Bossé, Canadian politician, Mayor Verdun
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Bosse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bosse 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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