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Bohn is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bohn family lived in Sussex. Their name, however, does not refer to that area, but to their former place of residence, the town of Bohun, in the French maritime department of La Manche, in western Normandy.

Bohn Early Origins



The surname Bohn was first found in Sussex, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bohn Spelling Variations


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Bohn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bohn have been found, including Bohon, Bohun, Bone, Boon, Boone, Bohan, Bound and many more.

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Bohn Early History


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Bohn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohn research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1220, 1st , 1215, 1275, 1st , 1298, 1342, 1373, 1368, 1394, 1587, 1660, 1645, 1699 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Bohn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bohn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bohn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphrey VII de Bohun (d. 1298), 3rd Earl of Hereford and 2nd Earl of Essex, who, along with Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, led the barons in opposition to King Edward I; Humphrey de Bohun (1342-1373), 7th (and last) Earl of Hereford, 6th...

Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bohn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bohn In Ireland


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Bohn In Ireland



Some of the Bohn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bohn were among those contributors:

Bohn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • 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, who settled in Philadelphia in 1736
  • Henrich Thielemann Bohn, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Peter Tielmann Bohn, who arrived in America in 1740
  • Johan Jacob Bohn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Nikolaus Bohn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1828
  • Heinrich E Bohn, aged 42, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • A Bohn, aged 35, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Riemert Bohn, who arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Riemert Bohn, aged 29, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bohn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joseph Bohn, who arrived in Alabama in 1913
  • Maria Bohn, who landed in Alabama in 1929
  • Franz Bohn, who arrived in Alabama in 1929

Bohn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Carl F Bohn, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bohn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bohn (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General John James Bohn (1889-1983), American Chief of Staff II Corps (1942)
  • Jason Bohn (b. 1973), American professional (PGA) golfer
  • John Augustus Bohn Jr. (b. 1937), American banker and lawyer in California
  • William Chanler Bohn (b. 1921), American audio-acoustic consultant
  • John L Bohn (1872-1955), American politician, mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1942-1948)
  • Frank Probasco Bohn (1866-1944), American politician, member of the US House of Representatives from Michigan
  • Karl Erik Bohn (1965-2014), Norwegian teacher and team handball player and coach
  • Carsten Bohn (b. 1948), German musician
  • Hans Bohn (1891-1980), German graphic artist and typographer
  • Henry George Bohn (1796-1884), British publisher

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Suggested Readings for the name Bohn


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Suggested Readings for the name Bohn



  • The Families of Johann Martin Rau and Johann Conrad Bohne (also the Bohn Family) by Nancy Ann Dietrich.

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Bohn Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Bohn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bohn 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.

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