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Where did the German Bucholts family come from? What is the German Bucholts family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bucholts family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bucholts family history?The historic German region of Prussia was the original home of the name Bucholts. Bucholts was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, which often used the prefix "von," meaning "of" or "from," in some cases a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common type of German hereditary surname. Bucholts was a name for someone who lived any of the many places so named in the Holy Roman Empire.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bucholts include Buchholtz, Bucholtz, Bucholts, Buchholz, Buchholts, Buckholtz, Buckholts, Bukkholtz, Bukkholts, Beuchholtz, Beuchholts, Beucholtz, Beucholts, Beuchholz, Beuchholts, Beuckholtz, Beuckholts, Beukkholtz, Beukkholts, Buecholtz, Buecholts, Buechholz, Buechholts, Bueckholtz, Bueckholts, Buekkholtz, Buekkholts, Buckhotz, Buckhout and many more.
First found in Prussia, where the name Buchholtz was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
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Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Heinrich Buchholtz, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1685; Heinrich Buchholts who arrived in Pennsylvania between 1691 and 1692; George Buckhout who arrived in New York City in 1837.
The Bucholts Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bucholts 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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