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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 in Norfolk and Suffolk.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bozeman research. Another 398 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1198, 1367, 1400, 1500, 1804, and 1843 are included under the topic Early Bozeman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bozeman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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.
The Bozeman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bozeman 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.
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