The story of the name Bockoven reaches back through German history to the Middle Ages. It evolved as a name for a person who worked as a person who was involved in the baking profession. The name derives from the baking trade, "backen" meaning to bake, "Ofen" meaning oven.
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name derives from the baking trade, "backen" meaning to bake, "Ofen" meaning oven. The name was traditionally applied to those involved in the baking profession.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ludolph Gottlieb Bachoff, who came to Pennsylvania in 1753. Cleophela Wolgemuth Bachofen arrived in Carolina in 1738 as well as Johannes Bachofen, age 22.