Bohn Family History
Bohn Name Meaning
German: from a short form of the personal name Urban or Alban altered by folk etymology as if from the German word Bohn ‘bean’. German: metonymic occupational name for a grower of beans from Middle High German Middle Low German bōne ‘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. English variant of Boon .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022