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Multiple Origins for the Surname Bossé



The roots of the Bossé family are found in the ancient German state of Bavaria. Bossé is one of the most common styles of German surname, that of patronymics and metronymics - names derived from the given names of the father or mother of their original bearers. Bossé is derived from the medieval name Boss, a frequent shortening of the personal name Burkhard. In medieval times, given names were frequently abbreviated as terms of affection and endearment. This Germanic personal name was also associated with the German word boese, which meant naughty and tough. Thus, the name referred to a person who was very tough or one who was inclined to fight.

Bossé Early Origins



The surname Bossé was first found in Westphalia, where the name Bosse was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society of early Europe. The family would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Bossé Spelling Variations


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Bossé Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bosse, Bosses, Bauss, Bausse, Bausses, Boss, von Bosse, Boesse and many more.

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Bossé Early History


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Bossé Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bossé research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1659 is included under the topic Early Bossé History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bossé Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bossé Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bossé Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bossé Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samwell Bosse, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Ralph Bosse, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • William Bosse who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • William Bosse, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Mr Bosse, who landed in Virginia in 1665

Bossé Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Bosse, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1700
  • Job Bosse arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Job Bosse, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Susan Bosse, who arrived in Virginia in 1725
  • Johannes Bosse, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bossé Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Gotfried Bosse, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Gerd Herm Bosse, who arrived in America in 1813-1820
  • Fr W Bosse, aged 28, arrived in America in 1814
  • John Bosse, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • Cath M Bosse, who landed in America in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bossé (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bossé (post 1700)



  • W. H. Bosse, American Democrat politician, Chair of Madison County Democratic Party, 1940
  • Virginia M. Bosse, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1972; Candidate for Kentucky State Senate 19th District, 1979
  • Virginia C. Bosse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008
  • Richard Bosse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1964
  • Grace C. Bosse, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Haven, 1940, 1948
  • Gilbert Bosse, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1928
  • Fred M. Bosse, American Democrat politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 128th District; Elected unopposed 1992, 1994, 1996; Elected 1998; Elected unopposed 2000
  • Benjamin Bosse (1875-1922), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Evansville, Indiana, 1914-22; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1916
  • Henry Peter Bosse (1844-1903), Prussian/German-American photographer, cartographer and cartoonist
  • Georges Bossé, Canadian politician, Mayor Verdun
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. 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).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Bossé Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bossé 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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