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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.

Bahner Early Origins



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

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Bahner Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bahner Early History


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Bahner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bahner research. Another 159 words (11 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.

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Bahner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bahner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bahner 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



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, arrived in Missouri in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bahner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bahner (post 1700)



  • Siegfried Bahner, German football coach

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Bahner Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Bahner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bahner 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 October 2013 at 12:28.

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