The surname Vanbossen originates from the Old Norse word "buski," meaning "bush," or "woods” thus it is classed at a toponymic surname and was most likely used by a man who lived near a prominent bush. It is equivalent to the English surname "Bush."
The surname Vanbossen was first found in Holland.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jan and Hans Bosch, who arrived in the New Netherlands
in 1662; Hans Martin Bosch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 with his wife Margaretha Gomeringer and their children Catharina, Conrad, Jacob and Johann Michael.