The name Bohman, 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.
Early Origins of the Bohman family
The surname Bohman 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.
Early History of the Bohman family
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Bohman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bohm, Bohme, Boehm, Boehme, Boehmm, Boem, Boeme, Boemme, Bohem, Boheme, Bohmer and many more.
Early Notables of the Bohman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bohman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frantz Boehm, age 44; who came to America in 1709; taking his wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters with him. Paulus Bohm arrived in North America in 1752. Jacob Bohm settled in Lancaster in 1712.