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The name Bouse is part of the ancient legacy of the early Norman inhabitants that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Bouse was a Norman name used for a person who frequently used the informal Norman greeting beu sire, which means good sir, or fine sir.

Bouse Early Origins



The surname Bouse was first found in Essex. They were originally from Bouchier in Normandy, and arrived in England with Duke William in 1066. John de Bourchier (d.circa 1330) was an English Judge of the Common Pleas and the earliest ancestor of the family. His son, Robert Bourchier was 1st Baron Bourchier (died 1349) and held the position of Lord Chancellor of England, the first layman to hold the post. His son, John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Bourchier (d. 1400), was a soldier and diplomat.

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Bouse Spelling Variations


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Bouse Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Bowser, Bouchier, Boucher, Bourchier, Bowesar, Bowsher and many more.

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Bouse Early History


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Bouse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouse research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1400, 1409, 1400, 1409, 1405, 1467, 1533, 1587, 1654, 1643, 1595, 1660, 1535, 1605 and 1589 are included under the topic Early Bouse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bouse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bouse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Bourchier (d. 1400), soldier and diplomat in the service of the crown; Bartholomew Bourchier, 3rd Baron Bourchier (died 1409), member of Parliament, summoned to Parliament the first time 9 September 1400, the year of his father's death, continued to...

Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bouse In Ireland


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Bouse In Ireland



Some of the Bouse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Bouse name or one of its variants:

Bouse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Bouse, who landed in Maryland in 1680

Bouse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hendrick Bouse, aged 2, landed in New York in 1789

Bouse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry H. Bouse, aged 27, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Prince Regent"
  • Henry Bouse, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bouse (post 1700)



  • John H. Bouse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1928
  • George Bouse, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968; Socialist Workers Candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1970

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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bouse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bouse 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 29 January 2016 at 09:36.

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