Bohnert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Bohnert family. Bohnert is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Bohnert 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 Bohnert family
The surname Bohnert was first found in Bavaria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation.
Early History of the Bohnert family
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Bohnert 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 Bohnert include Bohn, Bohen, Boehn, Bohenn, Bohne, Bohene, Bohenne, Boen, Boene, Boenn, Boenne, Boehne and many more.
Early Notables of the Bohnert family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Bohnert is the 14,684th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Bohnert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bohnert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Bohnert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century