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The origins of the Bozard surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person named after the bird of the same name. The buzzard was a fairly common bird in medieval England.

Bozard Early Origins



The surname Bozard 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Bozard Spelling Variations


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Bozard Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bozard has been recorded under many different variations, including Buzzard, Boszart, Bozard, Busard, Buzard, Bussard and many more.

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Bozard Early History


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Bozard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bozard research. Another 447 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1177, 1258, 1273, 1274, 1500 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Bozard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bozard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bozard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bozard 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bozard or a variant listed above: William Buzzard who arrived in Philadelphia in 1857.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bozard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bozard (post 1700)



  • Michelle Bozard, American location assistant, known for her work on 53 episodes of Army Wives (2010)
  • John Edward "Nash" Bozard III (b. 1976), American writer and producer, known for WTFiWWY (2010), Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie (2015) and Jesus, Bro! (2017)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. 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).
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Bozard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bozard 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 26 November 2017 at 10:38.

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