is the original homeland of the Boen family. Boen is a patronymic
name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Boen 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 Boen family
The surname Boen was first found in Bavaria
, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.
Early History of the Boen family
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Boen 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 Boen include Bohn, Bohen, Boehn, Bohenn, Bohne, Bohene, Bohenne, Boen, Boene, Boenn, Boenne, Boehne and many more.
Early Notables of the Boen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boen 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 Boens to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Boen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joseph Boen who arrived in Louisiana in 1797
- Joseph Boen, aged 23, who landed in Louisiana in 1797 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)