Meaning and Origin of: Boswell

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old French : Forested town

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish (of Norman origin) : habitational name from Beuzeville in Seine Maritime, France, named with Old French Beuze (a personal name probably of Germanic origin) + ville ‘settlement’. The final element has been altered as a result of association with the common place name ending -well ‘spring’, ‘stream’.