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FINDING OUT A FEW THINGS

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Re: FINDING OUT A FEW THINGS

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 3:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
In the 1911 census, the name is clearly entered (by Frederick himself) as Boshier - it may be that they changed the spelling in WW1 to avoid any pronunciation confusion with the "Bosh" as the Germans were known.

Going further back the same family are also recorded as Bousher ...from Gloucestershire.

In Surname reference works, it is suggested to be a derivation of the French word Buschier which means a timber merchant, which also covers names like Bowsher..... that doesn't mean of course that your husbands family were French.

Tracking back the family to workout their origins is the only way to know where they actually came from.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Anthony smith 6 Oct 2012 12:54AM GMT 
TeamOwen 6 Oct 2012 6:39PM GMT 
montana56 11 Oct 2012 6:08PM GMT 
Anthony smith 11 Oct 2012 10:19PM GMT 
Antony Marr 12 Oct 2012 9:08AM GMT 
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