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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from Middle Low German bōm ‘tree’ + gard ‘garden’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by an orchard or a nickname for someone who owned or worked in one. Compare Baumgarten.
  • Dutch : variant of Boomgaard (see Boomgarden).
  • French : nickname for a trusted servant, from bon ‘good’ + gars ‘servant’, ‘lad’.

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