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Lake steamers at Boswell in the Kootenays


Scottish surname, from Norman, named after Beuzeville, from Beuze +‎ -ville ("Bosi's farm"); first element from Old Norse Bosi, from Proto-Germanic *bausuz.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A Scottish habitational surname from Old French of Norman origin from Beuzeville in France.
    1. James Boswell, biographer of Samuel Johnson.
  2. A place name:
    1. A hamlet in Elkington parish, East Lindsey district, Lincolnshire, England (OS grid ref TF2790).
    2. A town in Grant Township, Benton County, Indiana, United States.
    3. A town in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, United States.
    4. A borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States.
    5. A community on Kootenay Lake in the Kootenays, south-east British Columbia, Canada.
    6. A former cannery town on the Central Coast of British Columbia.

Derived terms[edit]


Boswell (plural Boswells)

  1. A devoted admirer and recorder of a person's words and deeds.
    • 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, 'A Scandal in Bohemia':
      "I think that I had better go, Holmes."
      "Not a bit, Doctor. Stay where you are. I am lost without my Boswell. And this promises to be interesting. It would be a pity to miss it."

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