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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Pronounced Pron. BAWR-nər  [key]
Other Forms FormsBohn, Bean, Boon, Boehner, Boner, Bonar, Bohne, Boehn, Boehne, Bohnér, Böhner, Böhn, Böhne

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.
Added 5/18/2021 by General9696
Edited 5/21/2021 by General9696