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Where did the German Bockelmann family come from? What is the German Bockelmann family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bockelmann family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bockelmann family history?

The German surname Bockelmann emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bockelmann, Bockellman, Bochelman, Bochelmann, Bauckelman, Bauckelmann, Bauchelman, Bauchelmann, Boeckelman, Boeckelmann, Boeckellman, Boechelman, Boechelmann, Buckelman, Buckelmann, Buckellman, Buchelman, Buchelmann, Bueckelman, Bueckelmann, Bueckellman, Buechelman and many more.

First found in Brunswick, where the name Bockelman contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation through its participation in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the name branched into many houses, where family members continued to play a significant role in the local social and political affairs.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bockelmann research. Another 126 words(9 lines of text) covering the year 1797 is included under the topic Early Bockelmann History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Bockelmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bockelmann Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

  • Lorenz Bockelmann, age 25, settled in Frederickstown, Pennsylvania in 1778

Bockelmann Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Auguste Bockelmann arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1846
  • Auguste Bockelmann, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Fr Christoph Bockelmann, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Jos Anton Bockelmann, who arrived in America in 1850
  • Johannes Anton Bockelmann who, accompanied by his family, was recorded as having arrived in America in 1850


  • John Burggraf Bockelmann (b. 1915), American brewery company executive
  • Dr. Werner Bockelmann, German politician, Mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1956-1964)
  • Manfred Bockelmann (b. 1943), German artist


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  2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  11. ...

The Bockelmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bockelmann Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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