Bohun or Mohun

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I know some of you are doing a lot of important work on English and European aristocracy, so I'm hoping you can answer this. I have encountered Mohuns and Bohuns, Are they the same family with spelling differences, or seperate altogether ?

Thanks for sparing the time to answer, I know you have enough on your plates already.
in Genealogy Help by Tim Perry G2G6 Mach 3 (30.3k points)

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They appear to be different families altogethr.  Sir Reynold de Mohun married Lady Hawise de Bohun.  I've not checked for towns in Normandy by the names of Bohun or Mohun.  The surname prefix "de" means "from," suggesting that Bohun and Mohun were towns or areas of Normandy.   The names later got simplified to Bohun and Mohun.  Both names existed at the time of William the Conqueror.
by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Thanks David, much appreciated.
And they still exist as Moon and Boon.

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