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The name Boehm, 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.

Boehm Early Origins



The surname Boehm 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.

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Boehm Spelling Variations


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Boehm Spelling Variations



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

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Boehm Early History


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Boehm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boehm research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1557, 1575, 1622, and 1751 are included under the topic Early Boehm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boehm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boehm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boehm 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boehm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frantz Boehm, age 44, along with his wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Frantz Boehm, age 44, who setted in America in 1709 taking his wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters with him
  • Heinrich Boehm, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henri Boehm, who landed in America in 1777 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Boehm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna E Boehm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Boehm, aged 22, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johann Boehm, aged 31, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johann Joseph Boehm, who arrived in America in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johann Boehm accompanied by his wife Margrethe and their son, who arrived in New Orleans in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boehm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boehm (post 1700)



  • Eric Hartzell Boehm (b. 1918), American historian and publisher
  • John Francis Boehm (b. 1926), American oil refinery executive
  • Charles Harold Boehm (b. 1903), American educational designer
  • Henry Boehm (1775-1875), American clergyman and pastor
  • Theobald Boehm (1794-1881), Bavarian inventor and musician, who perfected the modern flute and its improved fingering system
  • Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm (1834-1890), British ( Vienna born) sculptor, whose works include the statue of the Duke of Wellington at Hyde Park, London, best known for the head of Queen Victoria on coinage
  • Gottfried Karl Boehm (b. 1942), influential art historian
  • Karl Boehm (b. 1894), Austrian conductor
  • Alice Evelyn Boehm, Czechoslovakian born research psychologist

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Suggested Readings for the name Boehm


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Suggested Readings for the name Boehm



  • Hiestand Family (including Boehm Family) of Page County, Virginia by David B. Trimble.

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Boehm Family Crest Products


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  11. ...

The Boehm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boehm 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.

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