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The surname Bost is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. The name Bost is derived from the Old French word bois, which means tree, and indicates that the original bearer lived near a prominent tree. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Bost Early Origins



The surname Bost was first found in various parts of Scotland including Hugo Delboys who witnessed a confirmation charter by Hugh, Bishop of St. Andrews c. 1185-1188. A few years later, Richard del Bois witnessed a confirmation charter of fishery in Torduf between 1194 and 1211. About the same time, Walterus de Bosco witnessed a charter by Robert the Bruce c. 1190. Robert Boys was listed in Dumfriesshire c. 1259. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
The Scottish branch of this ancient Norman family which likely moved north from England, their first place of landing and settlement after the Conquest as many of the earliest records of the family in Scotland were almost 100 years later. By example, Robert de Bois held estates in Buckinghamshire in 1086. The De Bois-Herbert family were barons of Halberton, Devon c. 1050.[3]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

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Bost Spelling Variations


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Bost Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Boyce, Boyes, Boze, Bois, Boise, Boice, Boas, Bost, Bust, Boast, Boost and many more.

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Bost Early History


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Bost Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bost research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1150, 1296, 1413, 1719, 1465 and 1536 are included under the topic Early Bost History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bost Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bost Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family at this time was Hector Boece (sometimes spelt Boethius, or Boyce) (1465-1536), a Scottish philosopher and first Principal of King's College in Aberdeen. Boece is also the name of Geoffrey...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bost Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bost In Ireland


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Bost In Ireland



Some of the Bost family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Bost Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrch Just Bost, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Just Heinrich Bost, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Jacob Bost, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Hendrick Bost, who arrived in New Jersey in 1730
  • Joseph Bost, who landed in New Jersey in 1730
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bost Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barbara Bost, who arrived in America in 1833
  • John Bost, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1837
  • M L Bost, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bost (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bost (post 1700)



  • Eric M. Bost, the former United States Ambassador to South Africa
  • Mike Bost, American Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives
  • Paul Bost (1905-1974), American racecar driver
  • Mrs. W. T. Bost, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1944
  • Tracy Bost (b. 1963), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 2004
  • Sara B. Bost (b. 1948), American politician, Mayor of Irvington, New Jersey, 1994-2002
  • L. H. Bost, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Stanly County, 1915-16
  • John W. Bost, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1881-83, 1887-89
  • Eric M. Bost, American politician, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, 2006-07
  • Jean Antoine Bost (1817-1881), Swiss Calvinist pastor and musician
  • ... (Another 3 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



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  3. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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The Bost Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bost 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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