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.
Early Origins of the Bohmmer family
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.
Early History of the Bohmmer family
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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.
Early Notables of the Bohmmer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bohmmer family to the New World and Oceana
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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