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The name Bousfield arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bousfield family lived in Cumberland. This name is thought by historians to have been taken from a family who came from Bousville, Normandy in the 1066 invasion. Other records show a hamlet named Bousfield one mile from Orton in Westmorland.

Bousfield Early Origins



The surname Bousfield was first found in Cumberland, where they had been granted land by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bousfield Spelling Variations


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Bousfield Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Bousfield, Bousville, Bousefield, Bouseville and others.

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Bousfield Early History


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Bousfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bousfield research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1066 is included under the topic Early Bousfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bousfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bousfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bousfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bousfield or a variant listed above:

Bousfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Bousfield who settled in Philadelphia in 1820

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bousfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bousfield (post 1700)



  • Nathaniel George Philips Bousfield (1829-1883), English politician, Member of Parliament for Bath in 1874
  • Charles Bousfield Huleatt (1863-1908), Anglican priest, discoverer of the Magdalen papyrus [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charles Bousfield. (Retrieved 2010, October 21) Charles Bousfield. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bousfield_Huleatt
  • Ian Bousfield (b. 1964), English trombonist, Principal Trombone with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the London Symphony Orchestra
  • William Robert Bousfield FRS (1854-1943), British lawyer, Conservative politician and scientist
  • Ken Bousfield (1919-2000), British professional golfer who has 18 professional wins including the British PGA Championship
  • The Rt Rev Henry Brougham Bousfield DD, MA, (1832-1902), British Colonial Anglican prelate, inaugural Bishop of Pretoria (1878-1902)
  • Edward Bousfield (b. 1926), Canadian Biologist, who has held several positions at with the National Museums of Canada (Canadian Museum of Nature), including chief zoologist (1964-74)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charles Bousfield. (Retrieved 2010, October 21) Charles Bousfield. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Bousfield_Huleatt

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. 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).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Bousfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bousfield 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 16 February 2017 at 08:39.

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