The origins of the Bosworthy name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in one of two parishes called Bosworth:
Husband's Bosworth; and Market Bosworth, in the county of Leicestershire.
Early Origins of the Bosworthy family
The surname Bosworthy was first found in Leicestershire
, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bosworthy family
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Bosworthy Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bosworthy were recorded, including Bosworth, Bossworth, Bosworthe, Boseworth and others.
Early Notables of the Bosworthy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bosworthy family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bosworthy family emigrate to North America: Henry Bosworth who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765; Zack Bosworth who settled in Boston in 1620; and later moved to Salem in 1630; Captain Bosworth settled in Boston in 1767.
The Bosworthy 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.