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