Bossom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the name Bossom date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the town of Bosham, four miles from Chichester in Sussex.

Early Origins of the Bossom family

The surname Bossom was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Bossom family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bossom research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1379, 1500, 1594, 1639, 1743 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Bossom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bossom Spelling Variations

Bossom has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bossom have been found, including Bosome, Bosom, Bossum, Bosham, Bosum, Bossom, Bossam, Bosam and many more.

Early Notables of the Bossom family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Bossam, ( fl. 1550), a prominent English painter, "mentioned by Nicholas Hilliard in a manuscript quioted by Vertue as 'that most rare English drawer of story works in black...
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Bossom migration to the United States

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bossoms to arrive on North American shores:

Bossom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Charles Bossom, who arrived in America in 1748
Bossom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alfred Charles Bossom, aged 25, originally from London, who arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse" from Southampton, England [1]
  • Alfred C. Bossom, aged 38, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Southampton, England [2]
  • Emily B. Bossom, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lapland" from Southampton, England [3]
  • Jack Bossom, aged 24, who arrived in New York, NY in 1921 aboard the ship "Fort Hamilton" from Hamilton, Bermuda [4]
  • Olive Bossom, aged 6, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Liverpool, England [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bossom (post 1700)

  • Major Sir Clive Bossom FRSA, FRGS (b. 1918), British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament, son of Alfred Charles Blossom
  • Alfred Charles Bossom FRIBA (1881-1965), English architect and politician, made Baron Bossom of Maidstone, co. Kent in 1960

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF3J-S6D : 6 December 2014), Alfred Charles Bossom, 28 Mar 1905; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66Y-CMF : 6 December 2014), Alfred C. Bossom, 14 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66Y-CMN : 6 December 2014), Emily B. Bossom, 14 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Lapland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VX-RJ9 : 6 December 2014), Jack Bossom, 17 Jan 1921; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNHM-DZ3 : 6 December 2014), Olive Bossom, 22 Sep 1924; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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