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Irish Surname - Bohan

The Irish surname Bohan (or Bohane) is an anglicised form of the Gaelic name "Ó Buadhacháin". It is believed to have originated in the province of Connacht in the west of Ireland. The name is derived from the Gaelic word "buadhach", which means "victorious" or "triumphant". The name therefore likely originally referred to someone who was victorious in battle, or who was known for their success in some other endeavor.

The Bohan family was historically associated with County Roscommon in Connacht, and there are still many people with the surname Bohan living in Ireland today. The name has also spread to other parts of the world, particularly the United States and Australia, where many Irish immigrants settled and brought their family names with them.

Famous People with surname Bohan

Variations of the surname Bohan

Bohane, Bowhan, Bohaneen, Bohen, Bohun, O'Bohan, O'Bohane, O'Boyhan

Bohan Coat of Arms

A silver shield with a red chevron between three black boar heads.

Bohan Motto

"Fide et Fortitudine" - " fidelity and fortitude"

Please Note

There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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