Bohrer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Danish surname Bohrer has the same entomology as the German / Jewish name Bauer. It was essentially a status surname, meaning either "peasant" or "neighbor." The name came originally from the Middle High German word "bur," referring to a small dwelling or building, which it turn evolved from the Old High German word "buan," meaning "to cultivate."

Bohrer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bauer, Boere, Boer, Pauer, Bohr and others.


United States Bohrer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bohrer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Barbara Risch Bohrer, who arrived in America in 1746 [1]
  • Peter Bohrer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Bohrer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miss Bohrer, who landed in Brazil in 1824 [1]
  • Friedrich Bohrer, who arrived in Brazil in 1825 [1]
  • Wilhelm Bohrer, who landed in Brazil in 1855 [1]
  • Philipp Bohrer, who arrived in Brazil in 1857 [1]
  • Jakob Bohrer, who arrived in North America in 1857 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bohrer (post 1700) +

  • Florence Fifer Bohrer (1877-1960), American politician, first female senator in the Illinois General Assembly (1924-1932)
  • Brian Lester Bohrer (b. 1960), American pastor and author, best known for his book “Word Therapy”
  • Thomas Bohrer (b. 1963), American four-time silver medalist rower
  • Corinne Vilhelma Bohrer (b. 1958), American movie and television actress, known for roles in Vice Versa (1988), Phantom of the Megaplex (2000) and Big Eden (2000)
  • Karl Heinz Bohrer (b. 1932), German literary scholar and essayist


  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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