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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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You can see how Boehm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boehm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Boehm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Boehm families living in London. This was about 60% of all the recorded Boehm's in the UK. London had the highest population of Boehm families in 1891.
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What did your Boehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Private Means and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Boehm. 84% of Boehm women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Private Means

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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