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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Cornish
Other Forms FormsBossiney, Bossinney, Boskyny

Meaning & History

Denotes the original bearer came from Bossiney, Cornwall. Bossiney comes from Cornish Bod and Cini, meaning "Cini's dwelling," with Cini being a Cornish name of unknown meaning.

The surname Bosinney was used by John Galsworthy in his Forsyte Saga series of novels.
Added 6/29/2020 by erb816
Edited 7/1/2020 by erb816