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The bountiful region surrounding the Rhine river is the birthplace of the name Bozman. A single name was, at one time, all that people needed. However, increasing ease of travel and the burgeoning populations forced people to adopt a hereditary surname to set themselves apart from others. A common form of surname found in the Rhineland was the local name, a name taken on from a place-name. Originally denoting the proprietorship of a village or estate, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Bozman was given to someone who lived at or near an area known for a growth of bushes. Bozman is a topographic surname, a type of name given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Bozman Early Origins



The surname Bozman was first found in the Rhineland, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times.

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Bozman Spelling Variations


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Bozman Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bozman include Buschmann, Buschman, Buschmanne, Buschmane, Bushmann, Bushman, Boschman, Boschmann, Boschmanne, Boschmane, Boshman, Boshmann, Bueschmann, Bueschman, Bueschmanne, Bueshman, Bueshmann and many more.

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Bozman Early History


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Bozman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bozman research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bozman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bozman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bozman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Bozman, or one of its variants above:

Bozman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Bozman, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Bozman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Perl Bozman, aged 22, who settled in America from Warsaw, in 1902
  • Stefan Bozman, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Zadolaje, in 1905
  • George Bozman, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1921
  • George Bozman, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Adam Bozman, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bozman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bozman (post 1700)



  • Ron Bozman, American film producer, recipient of an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1991 for the film The Silence of the Lambs
  • Ernest Franklin Bozman (1895-1968), British author and the editor of two editions of Everyman's Encyclopaedia

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Bozman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bozman 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.

    This page was last modified on 15 June 2016 at 03:57.

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