Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsBousfield, Bussfield, Bausfield, Beusfield, and Busfeld.
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Meaning & History
This is a locational surname and originates from the hamlet of 'Bousfield', eight miles from the town of Appleby in Cumberland. This hamlet was controlled by Norse Vikings for several centuries until the Norman invasion of 1066. The first element is the Old Norse 'Buske' meaning bush or shrub, and the second is the Old English word for 'feld', meaning open country.882 people have this surname, and is most common in England.