Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Bosward is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of two parishes called Bosworth:
Husband's Bosworth; and Market Bosworth, in the county of Leicestershire.
Early Origins of the Bosward family
The surname Bosward was first found in Leicestershire
, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bosward family
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Bosward Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bosward has been spelled many different ways, including Bosworth, Bossworth, Bosworthe, Boseworth and others.
Early Notables of the Bosward family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bosward family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bosward Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Bosward, a carpenter, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
The Bosward Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Animus valet
Motto Translation: Courage availeth.