Last name origins & meanings:
- German: metonymic occupational name for an archer, bowman, or
bow maker, from Middle High German boge ‘bow’.
(Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German (Regen)bogen
‘rainbow’ or from German Bogen (Yiddish boigen) ‘arch’,
- Norwegian: habitational name from any of various
farmsteads, so named with Old Norse bugr (see Boge) +
the definite article -en.
- Perhaps also an altered spelling
of Irish Bogan.
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