Boehne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Boehne family. Boehne is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Boehne 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 Boehne family
The surname Boehne was first found in Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.
Early History of the Boehne family
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Boehne Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Boehne include Bohn, Bohen, Boehn, Bohenn, Bohne, Bohene, Bohenne, Boen, Boene, Boenn, Boenne, Boehne and many more.
Early Notables of the Boehne family (pre 1700)
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| Boehne migration to the United States ||+|
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Boehne surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Boehne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Hans W.L. Boehne, aged 31, originally from Aachen, who arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Breslau" from Bremen, Germany 
- Elisabeth Boehne, aged 58, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Cherbourg, France 
- Elly Boehne, originally from Dubro, Germany, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Munchen" from Bremen, Germany 
- William Boehne, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "President Roosevelt" from Bremerhaven 
|Contemporary Notables of the name Boehne (post 1700) ||+|
- Rich Boehne (b. 1958), American Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company
- John William Boehne Jr. (1895-1973), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1931-1933) and (1933-1943)
- John William Boehne (1856-1946), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1909-1913)