is the ancestral home of the Bomhard family. The Bomhard surname evolved as a local
name for a family that lived in Bavaria
. In the Middle Ages, the Bomhard family possessed immense lands and became accustomed to the splendors of feudal
courts. As members of the landed aristocracy, they played an instrumental role in the social, economic and political development of the Bavarian territories. Their social status was further elevated as many branches of the family obtained estates in distant regions of the German Empire.
Early Origins of the Bomhard family
The surname Bomhard was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Bomhard came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates in other areas. This acquisition of new estates combined with their great contributions to society served to enhance their social status.
Early History of the Bomhard family
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Bomhard 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 Bomhard include Bomhard, Bommhard, Bomhardd, Bommhardt, Bommhart, Bomharde, Bommharde, Bommhardt, Bommhart, Bomhardt and many more.
Early Notables of the Bomhard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bomhard family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bomhard or a variant listed above:
Bomhard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andreas Bomhard, who arrived in New York City in 1782
- Andreas Bomhard, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Bomhard (post 1700)
- Allan R Bomhard (b. 1943), American linguist