Bohner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Bohner family. Bohner is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Bohner was derived from the Germanic personal name Bono, which is in turn derived from the Old Nordic word bon, which means demand or petition.

Early Origins of the Bohner family

The surname Bohner was first found in Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.

Early History of the Bohner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohner research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1835, 1640 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Bohner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bohner Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bohner include Bohn, Bohen, Boehn, Bohenn, Bohne, Bohene, Bohenne, Boen, Boene, Boenn, Boenne, Boehne and many more.

Early Notables of the Bohner family (pre 1700)

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


United States Bohner migration to the United States +

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bohner or a variant listed above:

Bohner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Bohner, who arrived in Georgia in 1736 [1]
  • Bernhart Bohner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]
  • Joh Gottfried Bohner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747 [1]
  • Johan Conrad Bohner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Thomas Bohner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
Bohner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cath Bohner, who arrived in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Joh Bohner, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Christ Elis Bohner, who arrived in America in 1845 [1]
  • Jacob Bohner, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1852 [1]
  • Joseph Bohner, who landed in America in 1852 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bohner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • P Maurus Bohner, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bohner (post 1700) +

  • Lieutenant Commander Robert T. "Beez" Bohner, U.S. Navy, helicopter pilot, Squadron VXE-6, eponym of Bohner Stream, Antarctica
  • Kate Bohner (b. 1967), American journalist and writer from Wilmington, Delaware
  • Gerd Bohner (b. 1959), German professor of social psychology at Bielefeld University


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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