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.

Early Notables of the Bohrer family (pre 1700)

Prominent among bearers of this surname in early times were Caspar Bohrer, born 1744 at Mannheim, trumpeter in the court band who was a remarkable performer on the double-bass; called to Munich in 1778, and died there Nov. 4, 1809. His son and pupil Anton, born at Munich, 1783, learned the violin from Kreutzer, and composition from Winter and Danzi, and became violin-player in the court orchestra at Munich. With his brother Max (born 1785) he undertook in 1810 an extensive tour, ending in Russia, where...
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Bohrer Ranking

In the United States, the name Bohrer is the 11,595th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


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 [2]
  • Peter Bohrer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [2]
Bohrer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Miss Bohrer, who landed in Brazil in 1824 [2]
  • Friedrich Bohrer, who arrived in Brazil in 1825 [2]
  • Wilhelm Bohrer, who landed in Brazil in 1855 [2]
  • Philipp Bohrer, who arrived in Brazil in 1857 [2]
  • Jakob Bohrer, who arrived in North America in 1857 [2]
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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 (1932-2021), German literary scholar and essayist, chief editor for literature of the daily FAZ, and became co-publisher and author of the cultural magazine Merkur, winner of the Johann Heinrich Merck Prize and the Heinrich Mann Prize
  • Karl Heinz Bohrer (b. 1932), German literary scholar and essayist


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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