Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsBohn, Bean, Boon, Boehner, Boner, Bonar, Bohne, Boehn, Boehne, Bohnér, Böhner, Böhn, Böhne
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Meaning & History
Occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle Low German bönen meaning "to board, to lay a floor", and a topographic name for someone who lived in a loft, derived from a variant of Bohne combined with the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.