Bogen Family History
Bogen Name Meaning
German: metonymic occupational name for an archer, bowman, or bow maker, from Middle High German boge ‘bow’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German (Regen)bogen ‘rainbow’ or from German Bogen (Yiddish boigen) ‘arch’, ‘bow’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads, so named with Old Norse bugr (see Boge) + the definite article -en. Perhaps also an altered spelling of Irish Bogan.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press