Origins Available: English
The name Bushor is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a person who made their living by selling wood. The surname Bushor is derived from the Old French word buschier,
which means woodmonger.
The surname may have also been an occupational
name for a butcher;
in this case, the derivation is from the Anglo-French words bocher
which are both derived from the Old French words bochier
Bushor may have also been a nickname
derived from the Old French phrase beau-sire,
which means fair
sir, and is an address of respect or courtesy.
Early Origins of the Bushor family
The surname Bushor was first found in Dorset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bushor family
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Bushor Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bushor include Busher, Boschier, Boscher, Buscher, Bussher and many more.
Early Notables of the Bushor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bushor family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bushor were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Mable Busher who arrived in Virginia in 1635 and Mary Busher in Barbados in 1680.