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The surname Bohell was first found in Mecklenburg, where the family name Bohl became noted for its many branches with the region where each house acquired a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Over time, the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bohl, Boehl, Bohll, Boehll, Bohell, Boehell, Bohle, Boehle, Buhl, Buehl, Buhll, Buehll, Buhell, Buehell, Buhle and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohell research. Another 152 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1818 is included under the topic Early Bohell History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Maria Bohl, who arrived in America in 1726; Conrad Bohl, who settled in Philadelphia in 1754; Michael Buhl, who accompanied by his wife, mother, sister and four children, arrived in Philadelphia in 1804.

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  1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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The Bohell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bohell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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