[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Bohart ideas?.

Laurelei Primeau laurelei_primeau at telus.net
Fri Feb 6 06:23:34 PST 2009

Any thoughts on the name "BOHART"? I'm pretty sure it's a spelling  
variant or corruption. If it is, I don't know the root.


On 6-Feb-09, at 5:02 AM, Günther Böhm wrote:

> Jerry Frank schrieb:
>> I just wanted to point out that the Boss surname appears in the
>> Volhynian church records.  I am not suggesting that an association  
>> with
>> Busse or even Boese is not possible but it does not necessarily  
>> have to
>> be blamed on an immigration agent.
> Hello Don and Jerry,
> the origin of the German surnames BOSS, BOSCH, BOSSE, BOTZ, BÖTZ,  
> BUTSCH, BUTZ, BUSS, BUSSE and BUSKE is the same: a familiar form of  
> the
> given name Burkhard (Alemannic).
> Derivates of BOSSE and BUSSE are the Alemannic surnames BOS(S)HAR(D)T,
> (see
> http://lexikon.meyers.de/wissen/Burkhard+(Sachartikel)+Sprache%2C 
> +Schriften
> ).
> Günther
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