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

Those lands along the southeast coast of the Baltic sea were the birthplace of the great Prussian name Bucholtz. A single name was, at one time, all that people needed. However, increasing ease of travel and the burgeoning populations forced people to adopt a hereditary surname to set themselves apart from others. A common form of surname found in Prussia was the local name, a name taken on from an existing place-name. The surname Bucholtz was first used by someone who lived any of the many places so named in the Holy Roman Empire.

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In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bucholtz 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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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bucholtz research. Another 188 words(13 lines of text) covering the year 1765 is included under the topic Early Bucholtz History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bucholtz were

Bucholtz Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Joh Anton Bucholtz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748

Bucholtz Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Andres Bucholtz, accompanied by his wife Anna and their three children, who arrived in New York City in 1889

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  • Mary Bucholtz, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the UC Santa Barbara
  • Barbara Bucholtz, professor of law at the University of Tulsa College of Law


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The Bucholtz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bucholtz 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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