Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Bohenne family. Bohenne is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Bohenne 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 Bohenne family
Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.
Early History of the Bohenne family
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Early Notables of the Bohenne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bohenne family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: 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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