is the original homeland of the Boenn family. Boenn is a patronymic
name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Boenn 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 Boenn family
The surname Boenn was first found in Bavaria
, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.
Early History of the Boenn family
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Boenn 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 Boenn include Bohn, Bohen, Boehn, Bohenn, Bohne, Bohene, Bohenne, Boen, Boene, Boenn, Boenne, Boehne and many more.
Early Notables of the Boenn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boenn family to the New World and Oceana
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 Boenn surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.