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The historical and enchanting region of Austria is the birthplace of the distinguished family name Bohr. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 B C. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Otto I defeated the Magyars in 955. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Bohr Early Origins



The surname Bohr was first found in Austria and Bavaria, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Bohr Spelling Variations


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Bohr Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Bohr include Bauer, Baur, Bauerr, Bauerre, Bower, Boerema, Bohr, Burr and many more.

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Bohr Early History


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Bohr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohr research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1524, 1538, 1761, 1781, 1786, 1803, 1809, 1846, 1859, and 1882 are included under the topic Early Bohr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bohr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bohr Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Bohr were Bruno Bauer (1809-1882), who was a controversial German theologian, historian, and student of Hegel. Ludwig Amandus Bauer (1803-1846)...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bohr Notables 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. 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 Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bohr were

Bohr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mattys Bohr, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johan Adam Bohr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Friedrich Bohr, who landed in America in 1749
  • Johan Matthias Bohr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johan Michel Bohr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bohr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathias Bohr, who landed in Brazil in 1827
  • F Bohr, who landed in Galveston, Texas in 1851
  • Joseph Bohr, who arrived in America in 1867

Bohr Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Rud. Bohr, aged 23, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Malvina Vidal"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bohr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bohr (post 1700)



  • Harald August Bohr (1887-1951), Danish mathematician son of Niels Bohr
  • Christian Bohr (1855-1911), Danish physician and physiologist
  • Aage Neils Bohr (b. 1922), Danish physicist and the son of Margrethe and Niels Bohr who, like his father, received a Nobel Prize in Physics (1975)
  • Niels Henrik David Bohr (1885-1962), Danish physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum mechanics, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. 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).
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bohr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bohr 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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