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Boehm Name Meaning

German (Böhm), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): ethnic name for a native or inhabitant of Bohemia (now the western part of the Czech Republic), from Böhmen, German name of Bohemia (Middle High German Böheim, Beheim). This derives its name from the tribal name Baii + heim ‘homeland’; the Baii were a tribe, probably Celtic, who inhabited the region in the 1st century ad and were gradually displaced by Slavic settlers in the period up to the 5th century. The same tribe also gave their name to Bavaria (see Bayer). Bohemia was an independent Slavic kingdom from the 7th century to 1526, when it fell to the Habsburgs. In 1627 it was formally declared a Habsburg Crown Land, and by the Treaty of Versailles it became a province of the newly formed Czechoslovakia in 1919. This is also found as a Swedish name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bohm, Brehm, Rehm, Bohr, Behm, Boeck, Loehr, Beem, Boe, Kehm

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Boehm Family Origin

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Boehm Family Occupations

What did your Boehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Boehm occupation in the UK was Baker. 33% of Boehm's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Boehm family was Sculptor To The Queen. Baker and Clerk were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Boehm.

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  • Clerk

  • Sculptor To The Queen


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Boehm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Boehm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boehm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Boehm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Boehm. For the veterans among your Boehm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Boehm Life Expectancy

What is the average Boehm lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Boehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Boehm in 1951 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boehm ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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