The name Boemmer comes from Prussia
, a historic region that originally encompassed the coastal lands of the southeast Baltic, but over time expanded to include much of Poland and the majority of Germany
. In pre-medieval times, these Prussians used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames
so that they would remain distinct from the many others with the same first name. Local
names were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from", which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Boemmer was a name for some one lived in Prussia.
Early Origins of the Boemmer family
The surname Boemmer was first found in Prussia
, where the name Boemmer made a great early contribution to the feudal
society of early Europe. The name Bohmer became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses where family members played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Boemmer family
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Boemmer 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 Boemmer include Bohmer, Bohmmer, Bohemer, Boehmer, Boehmmer, Boehemer, Boemer, Boemmer, Bohmert, Boehmert, Bohme and many more.
Early Notables of the Boemmer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boemmer family to the New World and Oceana
The state of Prussia
was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany
. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Boemmers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Heinrich Bohmer who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738; Margaret and Martin Boehmer both of whom arrived in New York, New York in 1743; Johan M. Bohmer, age 34.