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Early Origins of the Boomhower family

The surname Boomhower was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Boomhower family

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Boomhower Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Boom, Boome, Boomhof, Booms, Boem, Boeme, Boemer, Boomer, Boomen and many more.

Early Notables of the Boomhower family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Jan van Boom, flute-player, born at Rotterdam 1773 who belonged to the band of King Louis Bonaparte; he settled at Utrecht and made many successful tours in Germany. His works chiefly consist of bravura pieces for the flute. His son Jan, born at Utrecht Oct. 15, 1809...
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Migration of the Boomhower family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: those recorded from the mid 17th century onward in the great migration from Europe to the New World.

Contemporary Notables of the name Boomhower (post 1700) +

  • Steven R. Boomhower Sr., American toxicologist, gradient instructor at Harvard University
  • Judson Boomhower, American Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California San Diego
  • Don Boomhower, American actor and assistant director, known for The Road (2009), The Hughleys (1998) and World's Most Amazing Animal Rescues: Part 2 (1997)
  • Xenophon A. Boomhower (1872-1954), American Republican politician, Huron County Prosecuting Attorney, 1909-21; Circuit Judge in Michigan 24th Circuit, 1924-53 [1]

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