origin. It was name for a person named after the bird of the same name. The buzzard was a fairly common bird in medieval
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."
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in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bozart have been found, including Buzzard, Boszart, Bozard, Busard, Buzard, Bussard and many more.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Bozart surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: William Buzzard who arrived in Philadelphia in 1857.