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