Show ContentsBussert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Bussert is derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the German elements "bos," which meant "audacious," and "hard," which meant "hardy" or "brave." Thus, the name no doubt originally referred to a person who was very tough or one who was inclined to fight. Some instances of the Bussert surname are derived from the personal name Burkhart, and the German word boese, which meant "naughty" and "tough."

Early Origins of the Bussert family

The surname Bussert was first found in Westphalia, where the name Bossart became noted for its many branches within the region, where each house acquired a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the Bossart family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Early History of the Bussert family

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Bussert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bossart, Bosart, Bosarte, Bossarte, Bossard, Bossardt, Bosard, Bosardt, Bossarde, Bosarde and many more.

Early Notables of the Bussert family

Notables of the period with the name Bussert were

  • Martin Bussert, a Danish Royal Architect, known for his design of Hesselagergård Manor, near Gudme in 1538 and Aalborghus Castle in 1539

Migration of the Bussert family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Bossard arrived in Virginia with his wife and 3 children in 1700; Balthasar Bossart, age 30, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1735; Barbara Bossart settled in Carolina in 1738.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bussert (post 1700) +

  • Meg Bussert (b. 1949), American Tony award and CableACE Award nominated actress and singer, known for Camelot (1982), The 35th Annual Tony Awards (1981) and Great Performances (1971) on Facebook