Bosman Family History
Bosman Name Meaning
Dutch: from bos ‘wood’ + man ‘man’ a topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a wood (see Bosch compare Bos ). This surname (in any of the two possible senses; see also 2 below) is also established in South Africa. Compare also Bossman . Dutch: variant of Bos 1 + man ‘man’. English (East Yorkshire): occupational name most likely from the surname Bowes + Middle English man for a servant of a man with the surname Bowes. Americanized form of German Bosmann: variant of Bossmann (see Bossman ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press