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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. buhs-FIELD  [key]
Other Forms FormsBousfield, Bussfield, Bausfield, Beusfield, and Busfeld.

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.
Added 11/22/2016 by jjjacobo121901
Edited 11/22/2016 by jjjacobo121901