The surname Boghener is a metonymic
surname; it is derived from the principal object associated with the occupation
of the original bearer. The name is derived from the German word bogaere, which means bow.
Early Origins of the Boghener family
The surname Boghener was first found in Silesia
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Chronicles first mention Hensel der bogener of Liegnitz, Silesia, around 1368, and N. Bogener of Breslau in 1399.
Early History of the Boghener family
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Boghener Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bogner, Boegner, Boeger, Boggner, Bogener, Bogenner, Boggener, Boggenner, Bognar and many more.
Early Notables of the Boghener family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boghener family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Tobias Bogner, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1733. Pius Bognar arrived in Philadelphia in 1873.