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The name Bohm, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in the historic kingdom of Bohemia, which was enclosed by mountains and the celebrated Bohemian forest. In the Holy Roman Empire, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. When coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname. The name was derived from the Old German word Boheim, which is the word for a Bohemian.

Bohm Early Origins



The surname Bohm was first found in Bohemia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape European society. The name emerged as that of a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic, and political affairs.

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Bohm Spelling Variations


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Bohm Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bohm, Bohme, Boehm, Boehme, Boehmm, Boem, Boeme, Boemme, Bohem, Boheme, Bohmer and many more.

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Bohm Early History


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Bohm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohm research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1557, 1575, 1622, and 1751 are included under the topic Early Bohm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bohm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bohm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bohm 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bohm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Bohm, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Bohm, who landed in America in 1709
  • Henrich Bohm, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Jacob Bohm settled in Lancaster in 1712
  • Philipp Bohm, who arrived in America in 1720
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bohm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John George Bohm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • G F Bohm, who landed in North America in 1832
  • Friedr Bohm, aged 25, arrived in Missouri in 1843
  • Fred Bohm, age 29, settled in Texas in 1847
  • Marcus Bohm, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bohm Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Godlove Bohm, aged 37, a farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • J.H.T. Bohm arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bohm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bohm (post 1700)



  • David Joseph Bohm FRS (1917-1992), American theoretical physicist
  • Ernest Bohm, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 22nd District, 1922
  • Alex A. Bohm, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 2nd District, 1954, 1956; Candidate for New York State Senate 26th District, 1958
  • Carl Bohm (1844-1920), German pianist and composer
  • Georg Böhm (1661-1733), German Baroque organist and composer
  • Karl August Leopold Böhm (1894-1981), Austrian conductor

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bohm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bohm 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 4 July 2016 at 15:41.

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