In the Census of 1947 471 persons with the family name Van Bohe(e)men are registered. More than 80% of them then live in the province of South-Holland. Within South-Holland, the region of The Hague dominates, that is to say the region consisting of the municipalities of The Hague, Leidschendam and Voorschoten. Striking is also the relatively large number of family members in the municipality of Noordwijk.
The table below shows that in 1947 the spelling way Van Bohemen is more common than the spelling way Van Boheemen (256 versus 215 persons).
In 2007 the number of inhabitants of the Netherlands with the family name Van Bohe(e)men has increased to 887. The number of persons with the spelling way Van Boheemen then comes in the majority compared to the number of persons with the spelling way Van Bohemen (450 versus 437 ).
The distribution over the municipalities in 2007 is shown in the image below. Many family members still live then in the region of The Hague.
Particularly as result of an emigration wave shortly after World War II, the family is now also present in other parts of the world, especially in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. For these countries numbers have not yet been found.
The family name gets various spelling variations in the course of time. Nowadays the Van Bohemen and Van Boheemen varieties rest on. Whether someone has the one or other spelling variant depends on the choice made at the birth declaration. Until the beginning of the last century, the preference of the author of the birth declaration plays a major role. As a result, even brothers and sisters do not always have the same spelling of their family name.
In The Netherlands, the family name Bohemen (without the prefix of ‘Van’) also occurs. It is connected to a Jewish family that comes from Central Europe to the Republic of the United Netherlands at the beginning of the 18th century. This family lives in the city of Amsterdam and the province of Groningen. On the website no attention is paid to that people. In addition, there is also a small branch of the Van Bohe(e)men family, where from a certain moment the prefix of ‘Van’ is no longer present. This group is indeed mentioned on the website.
In 1947, shortly after the Holocaust, 64 people in The Netherlands are counted with the family name of Bohemen. In 2007 this number has been dropped to 25 people.