The name Boehner, 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 Boehner family
The surname Boehner 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 Boehner family
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Boehner 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 Boehner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boehner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boehner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Boehner, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1736 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)