Boswood History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Boswood come from when the family resided in one of two parishes called Bosworth: Husband's Bosworth; and Market Bosworth, in the county of Leicestershire.

Early Origins of the Boswood family

The surname Boswood was first found in Leicestershire, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Boswood family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boswood research. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1660, 1659, 1660, 1789 and 1876 are included under the topic Early Boswood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boswood Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Boswood has been recorded under many different variations, including Bosworth, Bossworth, Bosworthe, Boseworth and others.

Early Notables of the Boswood family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Reverend Joseph Bosworth of County College, British Chaplain at Rotterdam; and Roger (Robert) Bosworth (ca.1607-1660), an English physician and politician who sat in the House...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boswood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Boswood migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Boswood Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Boswood, English convict who was convicted in Southampton, Hampshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Chapman" on 6th April 1824, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [1]


The Boswood 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.


  1. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 26th January 2021, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/chapman)


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