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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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Where is the Bohn family from?

You can see how Bohn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bohn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bohn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Bohn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 61% of all the recorded Bohn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bohn families in 1840.
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What did your Bohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bohn. 15% of Bohn men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Bohn women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bohn were Clerk and Housewife.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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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.

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