The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Bozarth come from its first bearer, 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 Bozarth family
The surname Bozarth 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Bozarth family
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Bozarth Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bozarth has been spelled many different ways, including Buzzard, Boszart, Bozard, Busard, Buzard, Bussard and many more.
Early Notables of the Bozarth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bozarth family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bozarths to arrive in North America: William Buzzard who arrived in Philadelphia in 1857.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bozarth (post 1700)
- Horace William Bozarth (1894-1976), American politician, Member of the Washington House of Representatives (1955-1967)