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Those lands along the southeast coast of the Baltic sea were the birthplace of the great Prussian name Bohmmer. A single name was, at one time, all that people needed. However, increasing ease of travel and the burgeoning populations forced people to adopt a hereditary surname to set themselves apart from others. A common form of surname found in Prussia was the local name, a name taken on from an existing place-name. The surname Bohmmer was first used by someone who lived in Prussia.

Bohmmer Early Origins



The surname Bohmmer was first found in Prussia, where the name Bohmmer made a great early contribution to the feudal society of early Europe. The name Bohmer became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses where family members played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Bohmmer Spelling Variations


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Bohmmer Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bohmmer include Bohmer, Bohmmer, Bohemer, Boehmer, Boehmmer, Boehemer, Boemer, Boemmer, Bohmert, Boehmert, Bohme and many more.

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Bohmmer Early History


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Bohmmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohmmer research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1770, 1575 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Bohmmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bohmmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bohmmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bohmmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bohmmer were Heinrich Bohmer who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738; Margaret and Martin Boehmer both of whom arrived in New York, New York in 1743; Johan M. Bohmer, age 34.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bohmmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bohmmer 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 28 June 2012 at 16:00.

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