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Bohannon Surname History


Origins Available: Irish , Scottish


The Bohannon family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Bohannon family lived in the great lands of Buchanan in Stirlingshire where this illustrious clan held extensive territories since early times. Although many of today's members of the Clan Buchanan can trace their heritage as far back as McAlpin, the first to establish the name of Buchan was Anselan O'Kyan, son of the King of Ulster about 1016.

It is generally believed that the Buchanans of Auchmar received lands bordering Loch Lomond by King Malcolm II for services rendered against the Danes. And records do confirm that Walter de Buchanan had a land grant in Auchmarr in 1373. A Maurice Buchanan also acted as treasurer to Princess Margaret of France at this time.



Early Origins of the Bohannon family


The surname Bohannon was first found in Lennox. In Gaelic, "both-chanain" means "the seat of the canon," suggesting an ecclesiastical origin. The Clan received its name from the great lands of Buchanan in Stirlingshire where they had held extensive territories since early times. The earliest mention of the name placed him in Stirling (now part of the modern region of Central) where in an early document, a Dominus Absolone de Buchkan was a witness to a charter in 1224.

"The name of this place was originally Inchcaileoch, which it received from an island in Loch Lomond. This name is of uncertain origin; but the family who used it in consequence of having, at a very early period, obtained a grant of the lands so called, sprang from Anselan, a native of Ireland, who is supposed to have located himself here in the 11th century." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Bohannon family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohannon research.
Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1016, 1296, 1506, 1506, 1582, 1681 and are included under the topic Early Bohannon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bohannon Spelling Variations


Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Bohannon include Buchanan, Bucanan, Bucanion, Bucanen, Bucanon, Buchannan, Buchannon, Buchannen, Buchanon, Buchanen, Bohannon and many more.

Early Notables of the Bohannon family (pre 1700)


Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bohannon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bohannon family to Ireland


Some of the Bohannon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bohannon family to the New World and Oceana


The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Bohannon:

Bohannon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margt. Bohannon, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Bohannon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate S. Bohannon, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1906
  • John Bohannon, aged 25, who landed in America from Kildysart, Ireland, in 1907
  • Joseph Bohannon, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Kerry, Ireland, in 1909
  • Allan C. Bohannon, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Mr. Allan G. Bohannon, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bohannon (post 1700)


  • Jim Bohannon (b. 1944), American radio show host
  • Jason Bohannon (b. 1987), American college basketball player
  • Fred Bohannon (b. 1958), former professional American football player
  • Etdrick Bohannon (b. 1973), American professional basketball player
  • Hamilton Bohannon (b. 1942), American percussionist, band leader and record producer
  • Travis Bohannon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2012 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert C. Bohannon Jr., American Republican politician, Member of Arizona State House of Representatives, 1949-50 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Bohannon, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky railroad commissioner 2nd District, 1975 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • C. B. Bohannon Jr., American politician, Mayor of Gainesville, Florida, 1954 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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