Bom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bom family

The surname Bom was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Bom family

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Bom Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bom, Bomm, Bome, Bomme, Boms, Bomes, Bommes and others.

Early Notables of the Bom family (pre 1700)

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United States Bom migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bom Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Cornelius Bom who settled in Pennsylvania in 1683 with his wife Agnes, and their three sons
  • Cornelius Bom, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683 [1]
Bom Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Frans Bom, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Jacob Bom, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bom (post 1700) +

  • Erik Bom, Actor
  • Lars Bom (b. 1961), Danish Actor


  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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