The earliest origins of the family name Boszart date back to the Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name given to a person named after the bird of the same name. The buzzard was a fairly common bird in medieval England
Early Origins of the Boszart family
The surname Boszart was first found in Bedfordshire
at Leighton-Buzzard, a markettown and parish, and the head of a union, in the hundred
of Manshead. "The adjunct to the name is either derived from Bosard, the name of a family in the county, who were knights of the shire in the reign of Edward III., or from Beau desert; the prevailing opinion being in favour of the latter." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Boszart family
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Boszart Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Boszart include Buzzard, Boszart, Bozard, Busard, Buzard, Bussard and many more.
Early Notables of the Boszart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boszart family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: William Buzzard who arrived in Philadelphia in 1857.