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The lineage of the name Bosworth begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in one of two parishes called Bosworth: Husband's Bosworth; and Market Bosworth, in the county of Leicestershire.

Bosworth Early Origins



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

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Bosworth Spelling Variations


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Bosworth Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bosworth has undergone many spelling variations, including Bosworth, Bossworth, Bosworthe, Boseworth and others.

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Bosworth Early History


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Bosworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bosworth research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1660, 1659, 1660, 1789 and 1876 are included under the topic Early Bosworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bosworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bosworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bosworth Notables 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bosworth were among those contributors:

Bosworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benjamin Bosworth settled in Hingham in 1630
  • Zack Bosworth who settled in Boston in 1620 and later moved to Salem in 1630
  • John Bosworth, who arrived in New England in 1634
  • Jonathan Bosworth, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Edward Bosworth, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bosworth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Bosworth who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765
  • Captain Bosworth settled in Boston in 1767

Bosworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J H Bosworth, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Bosworth Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Bosworth, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Thomas Bosworth U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Bosworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Bosworth, English Convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Bosworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Bosworth, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bosworth (post 1700)



  • Stephen Warren Bosworth (1939-2016), American academic and diplomat, United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy (2009-2012), three-time U.S. Ambassador
  • Lauren Ogilvie "Lo" Bosworth (b. 1986), American television personality, author, and entrepreneur
  • Kyle Louis Bosworth (b. 1986), American football linebacker
  • Catherine Ann "Kate" Bosworth (b. 1983), American actress, model and singer
  • David Marsh Bosworth (1897-1979), American orthopedic surgeon who developed the Bosworth fracture
  • David Bosworth, American writer, awarded the 1981 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and the Ingram Merrill Foundation Award
  • Brian Keith Bosworth (b. 1965), American former NFL football player, nicknamed "The Boz"
  • Adam Bosworth, American former Vice President of Product Management at Google Inc (2004-2007)
  • Allan R. Bosworth (1901-1986), American author, and journalist who served in the US Navy
  • William Welles Bosworth (1868-1966), American architect, best known for his designs on the MIT's Cambridge campus and the AT&T Building in New York City
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Bosworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bosworth 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 20 September 2016 at 21:45.

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