Bouhan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bouhan family

The surname Bouhan was first found in Westmorland and Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Bouhan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouhan research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1279, 1328, 1500, 1621, 1704, 1660, 1733, 1784 and are included under the topic Early Bouhan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bouhan Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bowman, Boeman, Boyman, Boman and others.

Early Notables of the Bouhan family (pre 1700)

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouhan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Bouhan family to Ireland

Some of the Bouhan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bouhan family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nathaniel Bowman (1610-1682), one of the earliest settlers of the Massachusetts Bay colony is generally regarded as the first Bowman immigrant; Anna Bowman who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630.


Contemporary Notables of the name Bouhan (post 1700) +

  • John J. Bouhan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1940, 1944, 1952 [1]


The Bouhan Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Numine et arcu
Motto Translation: The bow by God's providence.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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