is the ancestral home of the Bommhard family. The Bommhard surname evolved as a local
name. It is a name for a family that lived in Bavaria
. In the Middle Ages, the Bommhard 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 Bommhard family
The surname Bommhard 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 Bommhard family
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Bommhard Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Bommhard include Bomhard, Bommhard, Bomhardd, Bommhardt, Bommhart, Bomharde, Bommharde, Bommhardt, Bommhart, Bomhardt and many more.
Early Notables of the Bommhard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bommhard 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 Bommhard 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..