Boehme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Boehme, 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 Boehme family

The surname Boehme 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.

Early History of the Boehme family

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Boehme 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 Boehme family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Boehme 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. Boehm (no forename) was an organist at Wehlan in East Prussia about 1770, one of the latest composers whose chorales are included in the choral-books. Elizabeth Boehm was a singer, born at Riga 1756 who made her first appearance in 1783. Afterwards married the tenor Cartellieri at Strelitz, from whom she separated...
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Boehme Ranking

In the United States, the name Boehme is the 14,403rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Boehme migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boehme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Boehme, who arrived in Winterhill, Massachusetts in 1778
  • Conrad Boehme, who arrived in Long Island in 1781 [2]
Boehme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl G. Boehme, who arrived in Missouri in 1839
  • Carl G Boehme, aged 53, who arrived in Missouri in 1839 [2]
  • Eduard Boehme, who landed in New York, NY in 1851 [2]
  • F C Boehme, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [2]
  • Luise Boehme, who arrived in America in 1854 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Boehme (post 1700) +

  • John Francis Boehme (b. 1926), American oil refining company executive
  • Hans-Joachim Boehme (b. 1931), German academic and politician, Minister of Higher and Technical Education, and history professor

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  2. ^ 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) on Facebook