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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Bohem family. Bohem is a local name. Bohem is a name for someone who lived in Bohemia. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old German word Bohmen, which was the Old German name for a native or inhabitant of Bohemia. However, the word Bohmen was itself derived from the tribal name Baii and the Geramanic word heim, which means homeland. The Baii were the Celtic tribe who inhabited the regions of Bohemia and Bavaria in the 1st century AD. In the 6th century, the Boii were replaced by a Germanic tribe in Bavaria, who adopted the name Boioarii, and by Slavic tribes in Bohemia. The ancient lands of Bohemia and Bavaria are separated by the Bohemian forrest, a wooden mountain range; however, their people share a very similar heritage and ancestry.

Bohem Early Origins



The surname Bohem was first found in Nuremberg, where the Bohem name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Bohem Spelling Variations


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Bohem 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 Bohem include Bohem, Bohemm, Boem, Boehm, Boehme, Boemm, Boeme, Boemme and many more.

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Bohem Early History


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Bohem Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohem research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1794, 1795, 1816, 1819, 1876, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Bohem History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bohem Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bohem Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Bohem in this period include Joseph Boehm (1795-1876), Hungarian violinist and teacher who studied with Rode, debuted in 1816 in Vienna and, three years later, in 1819 was named professor at...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bohem Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Bohems to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Bohem Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anthony Bohem arrived in Philadelphia in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bohem (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bohem (post 1700)



  • Endre Bohem (1901-1990), Hungarian-born, American screenwriter, film producer and television writer, father of Leslie Bohem
  • Leslie "Les" Bohem (b. 1951), American Primetime Emmy Award winning screenwriter and television writer

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    11. ...

    The Bohem Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bohem 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 September 2013 at 08:59.

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