Peter J.M. van Boheemen

Webmaster Peter van Boheemen,

On this website the origin and the tree of the Van Bohemen / Van Boheemen family are presented.

In a small family branch the prefix ‘Van’ is missing. This branch is also described. The latter does not apply to the Jewish family named Bohemen, because no genealogical relationschip exists  (see Postscript at the end of this page).

Completing the family tree is still going on. The missing data have already been collected, but require a final processing and verification. In the course of time the website will be completed.

Comments in the form of a question, a correction or a supplement are welcome.

Headlines of webpages

About Me contains information about the webmaster. In addition to his curriculum vitae, his pedigree chart is presented (short version). Furhermore two  descent linealities are given: one with his forefathers (patrilineality) and one with his foremorthers (matrilineality).

On Founder you can read who is currently seen as the earliest ancestor of the family. Presumably he is born around 1430 near the border between the present municipalities of The Hague and Westland.

Family Name deals with the possible origin of the family name Van Bohe(e)men.

On Distribution a map is shown with the spreading of the family over the Netherlands in 2007. In addition, a table is included with information about the spreading in 1947.
Nowadays the family appears to occur in all regions of The Netherlands. The Hague and its neighbourhood is still a concentration area. Due to an emigration wave shortly after the World War II, the family is now also present in other parts of the world, particularly in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.

The Family Tree is spread over three webpages because of a differentiation between the periods 1430 -1650, 1650 -1800 and 1800 -1950.
In the first two periods, the family mainly consists of farmers. Also in the period 1800-1900 the majority of the family is still working in agriculture. But  in 1900-1950 many family members live no longer in rural areas, but in cities, especially in The Hague, Delft and Dordrecht.

On Biographies family members with a special way of life are outlined. Firstly welll known painter Kees van Bohemen is presented.

Locations is intended for describing buildings and places deserving special attention in the family history (familial landmarks). In view of the family history this concerns a number of farms, but other types of places will also get attention on this webpage.

DNA-profile is dedicated to the new possibilities to find early ancestors on the base of DNA-analyses. Furthermore genetic research can prove if a decent according to written sources also is a descent in a biological way.

DNA-profiel is gewijd aan de nieuwe mogelijkheden om vroege voorouders op te sporen op basis van DNA-analyses. Verder wordt besproken , dat op basis van genetisch onderzoek kan worden gecheckt of een afstamming volgens schriftelijke archiefbronnen wel de werkelijke afstamming is.

On Publications you will find books and articles that are relevant in view of the family history. This concerns a broad spectrum.

On Contact there can be react to the webmaster. Any question, correction or addition? Let it know.


The Jewish family with the name Bohemen comes in the 18th century from Central Europe to The Netherlands and settles then in the city of Amsterdam and the province of Groningen. As described on this website the Van Bohe(e)men family has a quite other origin.
Nowadays the family name Bohemen is rare in The Netherlands. In 1947, shortly after the Holocaust, 64 members are counted. In 2015 this number amounts only 25.