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 Bognar family
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 Bognar family
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Bognar Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bogner, Boegner, Boeger, Boggner, Bogener, Bogenner, Boggener, Boggenner, Bognar and many more.
Early Notables of the Bognar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bognar family to the New World and Oceana
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Bognar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bognar (post 1700)
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