Bohm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Bohm, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which was enclosed by mountains and the celebrated Bohemian forest. In the Holy Roman Empire, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. When coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname. The name was derived from the Old German word Boheim, which is the word for a Bohemian.

Early Origins of the Bohm family

The surname Bohm was first found in Bohemia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape European society. The name emerged as that of a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic, and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Bohm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohm research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1751, 1575, 1557, 1622, 1673, 1722, 1701, 1702 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Bohm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bohm Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bohm, Bohme, Boehm, Boehme, Boehmm, Boem, Boeme, Boemme, Bohem, Boheme, Bohmer and many more.

Early Notables of the Bohm family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Bohm included Jakob Boehme (b.1575 in Goerlitz, Silesia), who was a renowned German mystic. He exerted an immense influence on the German Romantic movement. Martin Boehme (also known as Behemb, or Behm, 1557-1622) was a Silesian pastor and writer of hymns. Anthony William Boehm 1673-1722), was a German chaplain at St. James', the son of the Rev. Anthony Boehm, minister of Oestorff, in the county of Pyrmont, Germany. "He set out for London 25 Aug. 1701, and after spending some months in the strenuous study of English, he opened his school in February...
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Bohm migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bohm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Bohm, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johannes Bohm, who landed in America in 1709 [1]
  • Henrich Bohm, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Jacob Bohm, who settled in Lancaster in 1712
  • Philipp Bohm, who arrived in America in 1720 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bohm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John George Bohm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • G F Bohm, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Friedr Bohm, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1843 [1]
  • Fred Bohm, age 29, settled in Texas in 1847
  • Marcus Bohm, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1853 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bohm migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bohm Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Godlove Bohm, aged 37, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]
  • J.H.T. Bohm, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bohm (post 1700)

  • David Joseph Bohm FRS (1917-1992), American theoretical physicist
  • Ernest Bohm, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1922 [4]
  • Alex A. Bohm, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 2nd District, 1954, 1956; Candidate for New York State Senate 26th District, 1958 [4]
  • Carl Bohm (1844-1920), German pianist and composer
  • Georg Böhm (1661-1733), German Baroque organist and composer
  • Karl August Leopold Böhm (1894-1981), Austrian conductor

Historic Events for the Bohm family

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  • Helmut Böhm (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Wilhelm Böhm (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Heinz Böhm (1914-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]

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Citations

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Steinwarder.htm
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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