Bahner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Bahner family. Bahner is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Bahner was derived from the Germanic personal name Bono, which is in turn derived from the Old Nordic word bon, which means demand or petition.

Early Origins of the Bahner family

The surname Bahner was first found in Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.

Important Dates for the Bahner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bahner research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1835, 1640 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Bahner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bahner Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bahner include Bohn, Bohen, Boehn, Bohenn, Bohne, Bohene, Bohenne, Boen, Boene, Boenn, Boenne, Boehne and many more.

Early Notables of the Bahner family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bahner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bahner migration to the United States

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bahner or a variant listed above:

Bahner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Bahner, aged 24, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bahner (post 1700)

  • Siegfried Bahner, German football coach
  • A. Bahner Portzline, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1952, 1956 [2]

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from
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