[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Bohart ideas?.
GHBoehm at ish.de
Fri Feb 6 08:19:05 PST 2009
Laurelei Primeau schrieb:
> 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.
the origin of your given name might be not far from the BOHART origin.
Bouderath, 5 km southwest of Bad Münstereifel, a component of
Nettersheim, was first mentioned in 1020 as "Bohart" but I think that
this "Bohart" is more likely mutilated than Bouderath.
But seriously: I think that the surname BOHART is likewise a derivate of
As to your given name:
one thing is the fairy-tale of the virgin Lore LEY combing her long fair
hair and misleading the poor boatsmen who forget to steer their boats
and capsize on the rocks amidst the Rhine rapids - and of course
Heinrich Heine's poem and the German folksong.
But the other thing is etymologie:
Loreley = "Lure Ley".
lure (High German: lauern) = to lurk, to lie in ambush
Ley = slate rock
It was a rock (in the Middle Rhine the rocks are all of slate - good for
wine growing) where the nearby knights and horsemen used to hide and
watch out for merchant ships to rob or cash customs from (which may be
Do you know James Robinson Planché's poem (1827) ?
Lightly o'er the rapid Rhine -
Glide we to thy rocky shrine -
Friend of all the fond and fair,
Answer to thy pilgrim's prayer -
Like the waves that glitter here -
Bright and gentle is my dear -
But her father's heart is stone,
Harder than thy craggy throne, -
As thy bold rock cleaves the tide -
We are parted by his pride -
Teach us, O thou friendly Fay!
Like the waves to find a way -
Who shall chase my lady's fear -
Who shall dry my lady's tear -
Hark upon the passing wind,
Faintly floats her answer kind! -
By the way, LEY is an old surname (farmstead name) in this part of the
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