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Seebohm – origins of the name

According to Christian Gierloff, a Norwegian economist of note and long-time friend of Seebohm Rowntree‘s, the name is a hybrid surname of Swedish-German origin (Sjöbohm), possibly going back to the 17th century. The Seebohm family were from Bad Pyrmont in Lower Saxony, and some moved to Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Seebohm is the surname of both of Joseph Rowntree‘s wives, who were cousins.

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