Bozard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Bozard family

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]

Early History of the Bozard family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bozard research. Another 224 words (16 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Bozard family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Bozard family

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.


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)


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


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