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The prestigious surname Buswell came to Britain with the Norman invasion of 1066. It is thought that the surname originated in Beauzeville, France, and that Elias de Boesevilla of this region was the first Norman settler to Britain. Many of these Norman families moved north, into Scotland in the period following the Norman Conquest of England.

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The surname Buswell was first found in Yorkshire, where Sir Ralph Boswell of Guntwaite, a descendant of Elias de Boesevilla, the first settler from Normandy, held lands. In the 12th century Sir Ralph lost his Yorkshire estates to the Earls of Warenne. The family moved north to Scotland at the invitation of David, Earl of Huntingdon, where they settled in Berwickshire at Edenham.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Boswell, Boswall, Boseville, Boswald, Bosswald, Bosville, Boeseille, Bosvile, Bovill, Bowelle and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buswell research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1296 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Buswell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buswell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Buswell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buswell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Isaac Buswell, who landed in Salisbury Massachusetts in 1640

Buswell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathew Buswell, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830
  • William Buswell, who landed in Arkansas in 1859

Buswell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Buswell, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia
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  • Michelle Buswell (b. 1983), American model
  • Blair Buswell (b. 1958), American artist who specializes in sports sculptures
  • James Oliver Buswell Jr. (1895-1977), American Presbyterian fundamentalist educator and institution builder
  • Charles Albert Buswell (1913-2008), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Oliver B. Buswell, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State Senate 10th District, 1854-55
  • J. Oliver Buswell Jr., American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Illinois Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1938
  • Caleb Buswell, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Warner, 1825
  • Walter "Walt" Buswell (1907-1991), Canadian professional ice hockey forward
  • Neville Buswell (b. 1943), British actor
  • Troy Raymond Buswell (b. 1966), currently the Liberal member for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
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Buswell Historic Events



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Peter Buswell, English 1st Class Passenger from London, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vraye Foi
Motto Translation: True faith.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
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    The Buswell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buswell 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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