When Frederik Dirk Bosman was born on 12 August 1806, in Hummelo, Gelderland, Netherlands, his father, Hendrik Bosman, was 26 and his mother, Derkjen ten Have, was 22. He married Garritjen Smeitink on 3 January 1844, in Hummelo, Gelderland, Netherlands. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 4 April 1883, in Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands, at the age of 76.
Some characteristic forenames: German Franz, Johann, Orlo, Otto.
Dutch: from bos ‘wood’ + man ‘man’, a topographic name for someone who lived or worked in a wood (see Bosch , compare Bos 2). This surname (in any of the two possible senses; see also 2 below) is also established in South Africa. Compare also Bossman .
Dutch: variant of Bos 1 + man ‘man’.