is the original homeland of the Boehn family. Boehn is a patronymic
name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Boehn 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 Boehn family
The surname Boehn was first found in Bavaria
, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.
Early History of the Boehn family
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Boehn Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Boehn include Bohn, Bohen, Boehn, Bohenn, Bohne, Bohene, Bohenne, Boen, Boene, Boenn, Boenne, Boehne and many more.
Early Notables of the Boehn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boehn family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Boehns to arrive in North America, and among them were: Betu Bohn, who, according to immigration lists, was the first Bohn member to arrive in North America, settling in Pennsylvania in 1728; Adam Bohn, aged 27.