Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Bohenn family. Bohenn is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Bohenn was derived from the Germanic personal name Bono, which is in turn derived from the Old Nordic word bon, which means demand or petition.
Early Origins of the Bohenn family
Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.
Early History of the Bohenn family
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Bohenn Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bohenn include Bohn, Bohen, Boehn, Bohenn, Bohne, Bohene, Bohenne, Boen, Boene, Boenn, Boenne, Boehne and many more.
Early Notables of the Bohenn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bohenn family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bohenn or a variant listed above: Betu Bohn, who, according to immigration lists, was the first Bohn member to arrive in North America, settling in Pennsylvania in 1728; Adam Bohn, aged 27.
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