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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Bosseck family. Bosseck is a local name. Bosseck is a name for someone who lived in Nuremberg, in the Bavarian part of Western Germany. The prestigious Bosseck 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 Bosseck family became members of the gentry. They possessed vast estates and enjoyed the splendors of the feudal court.

Bosseck Early Origins



The surname Bosseck 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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Bosseck Spelling Variations


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Bosseck Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Bosseck 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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Bosseck Early History


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Bosseck Early History



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

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Bosseck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bosseck Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Bossecks to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Bosseck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Herman M. Bosseck settled in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Herman Mich Bosseck, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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    The Bosseck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bosseck 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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