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The Bohan surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Buadhacháin, which comes from the word "buadhach," meaning "victorious."

Bohan Early Origins



The surname Bohan was first found in County Cork, where Irish Fiants show the earliest records of this surname.

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Bohan Spelling Variations


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Bohan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bohan, O'Bohan, Bohane, Bohannon, Boughan, Bohane, Bowen and many more.

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Bohan Early History


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Bohan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohan research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1659 is included under the topic Early Bohan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bohan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bohan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bohan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Bohan, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755

Bohan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bohan, who landed in America in 1806
  • Matthew Bohan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • James Bohan, who landed in America in 1852
  • Michael Bohan, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Lawrence Bohan, who arrived in America in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bohan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Bohan, aged 15, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Catharine Bohan, aged 12, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Margaret Bohan, aged 10, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Michael Bohan, aged 29, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Ellen Bohan, aged 27, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Independence" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bohan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bohan (post 1700)



  • Thomas Bohan, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 14th District, 1878-80
  • Owen W. Bohan (b. 1880), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1906-07, 1909
  • Michael J. Bohan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1996, 2000, 2004; Presidential Elector for Oregon, 2012
  • John R. Bohan, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1863-64
  • Edward "Eddie" Joseph Bohan (b. 1932), Irish former politician, member of the Fianna Fáil party
  • Daniel Joseph Bohan (1941-2016), Canadian prelate of the Catholic Church, Archbishop of the Regina Archdiocese (2005-2016)
  • Jim Bohan (b. 1919), former Australian rules footballer
  • Marc Bohan (b. 1926), French fashion designer

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Bohan Historic Events


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Bohan Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Bohan, Canadian 1st Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Bohan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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    The Bohan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bohan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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