Origins Available: German
The Bomberger surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria
, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Bomberger is a local
surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Bomberger was given to someone who lived in any of several places called Bamberg. Examples include: the village which is part of the Earldom of Berg, North Rhineland
, and was first recorded in 1296 as Boimberg; and the city of Bamberg, in northern Bavaria, which dates from the 11th century. These place names come from the Old High German boum,
which became "baum, " meaning "tree," and berg
Early Origins of the Bomberger family
The surname Bomberger was first found in Bavaria
, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Bomberger became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the region and the nation.
Early History of the Bomberger family
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Bomberger 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 Bomberger include Baumberg, Bomberg, Baumburg, Bomburg, Bamberg, Bamburg, Bomberger, Baumberger, Baumburger, Bomburger, Bamberger and many more.
Early Notables of the Bomberger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bomberger family to the New World and Oceana
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:
Bomberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Charles Bomberger who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
- Charles Bomberger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Bomberger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Bomberger and Peter Bamberger both of whom arrived in Canada in 1831
- John Bomberger, who landed in Canada in 1831
Contemporary Notables of the name Bomberger (post 1700)
- Kathryne Bomberger, the American Director-General of the International Commission on Missing Persons