The origins of the Bozeman name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in or around either of the settlements called Barsham
Early Origins of the Bozeman family
The surname Bozeman was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bozeman family
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Bozeman Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bozeman were recorded, including Basham, Bosham, Barsham, Bassham, Bashan, Bashum and many more.
Early Notables of the Bozeman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bozeman family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bozeman family emigrate to North America: Andrew Basham, who sailed to Virginia in 1639. Ann Basham journeyed to Virginia in 1651 and Peter Bashan sailed to New York in 1822.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bozeman (post 1700)
- Terry Bozeman, American actor
- Victor Emanuel Bozeman (1929-1986), American television announcer, voice-over artist, and actor
- John Merin Bozeman (1835-1867), American who founded Bozeman Montana
- Todd Bozeman (b. 1963), American college basketball coach
Suggested Readings for the name Bozeman
- Sketches of the Bozeman Family by Joseph W. Bozeman.