The ancestral home of the Bomhart family is Bavaria
. Bomhart is a local
name for a person who lived in Bavaria. In the Middle Ages, the Bomhart 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 Bomhart family
The surname Bomhart 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 Bomhart family
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Bomhart Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Bomhart include Bomhard, Bommhard, Bomhardd, Bommhardt, Bommhart, Bomharde, Bommharde, Bommhardt, Bommhart, Bomhardt and many more.
Early Notables of the Bomhart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bomhart family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bomhart or a variant listed above: Andreas Bomhard, who arrived in New York City in 1782 and other people who settled along the eastern coast of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries..