Show ContentsBoere History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Danish surname Boere has the same entomology as the German / Jewish name Bauer. It was essentially a status surname, meaning either "peasant" or "neighbor." The name came originally from the Middle High German word "bur," referring to a small dwelling or building, which it turn evolved from the Old High German word "buan," meaning "to cultivate."

Boere Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bauer, Boere, Boer, Pauer, Bohr and others.

Early Notables of the Boere family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times were Caspar Bohrer, born 1744 at Mannheim, trumpeter in the court band who was a remarkable performer on the double-bass; called to Munich in 1778, and died there Nov. 4, 1809. His son and pupil Anton, born at Munich, 1783, learned the violin from Kreutzer, and composition from Winter and Danzi, and became violin-player in the court orchestra at Munich. With his brother Max (born 1785) he undertook in 1810 an extensive tour, ending in Russia, where...
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Migration of the Boere family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedrich Bohr, who landed in Philadelphia in 1749 and Johan Michael Bohr, who landed in Pennsylvania in the same year.

Contemporary Notables of the name Boere (post 1700) +

  • Jeroen Willem Boere (1967-2007), Dutch football player
  • Remco Boere (b. 1961), retired Dutch football striker on Facebook