Bohn Family History

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Bohn Name Meaning

North German: variant of Bode. German: metonymic occupational name for a grower of beans, from Middle High German, Middle Low German bone ‘bean’. Beans were a staple food in the Middle Ages, especially the broad bean, Vicia faba; the green bean, Phaseolus vulgaris, was not introduced from South America until the late 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Hohn, John, Bohm, Mohn, Sohn, Born, Bahn, Bohl, Kohn, Behn

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Bohn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bohn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bohn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    41%

  • Germanic Europe

    19%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Norway

    5%

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Bohn Family Origin

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Bohn Family Occupations

What did your Bohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bohn family was Baker. The most common Bohn occupation in the UK was Hotel Keeper. 9% of Bohn's were Hotel Keepers. Hotel Keeper, Accountant and Asst Sec Public School (Master) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bohn.

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  • Hotel Keeper

    9%
  • Accountant

    4%
  • Asst Sec Public School (Master)

    4%
  • Baker

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bohn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bohn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Bohn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bohn 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Bohn. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Bohn. For the veterans among your Bohn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bohn Life Expectancy

What is the average Bohn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bohn in 1944 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bohn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bohn 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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