The ancient roots of the Bommharde family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. The Bommharde surname, was a local
name, for someone who lived in Bavaria. In the Middle Ages, the Bommharde 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 Bommharde family
The surname Bommharde 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 Bommharde family
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Bommharde 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 Bommharde include Bomhard, Bommhard, Bomhardd, Bommhardt, Bommhart, Bomharde, Bommharde, Bommhardt, Bommhart, Bomhardt and many more.
Early Notables of the Bommharde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bommharde family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Bommharde surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..