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 Family Origin

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Bohn Family Occupations

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  • School

    23%
  • Farmer

    15%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bohn family was Farm Laborer. School, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bohn. The most common Bohn occupation in Canada was School. 23% of Bohn's were Schools.

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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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