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
Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.
Early History of the Bahner family
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Bahner Spelling Variations
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)
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Migration of the Bahner family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Bahner (post 1700)
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