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The ancestral home of the Bachmeier family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Bachmeier is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a brook side farmer.

Bachmeier Early Origins



The surname Bachmeier was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Bachmeier Spelling Variations


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Bachmeier Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Bachmeier include Bachmeyer, Bachemeier, Bachmaier, Bachmayr, Bachmayer, Bachmeyr, Backmeyer, Backemeier, Backmaier, Backmayr, Backmayer, Backmeyr, Backmaer and many more.

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Bachmeier Early History


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Bachmeier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bachmeier research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1763, 1778, and 1825 are included under the topic Early Bachmeier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bachmeier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bachmeier Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bachmeier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Bachmeiers to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Bachmeier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jan Bachmeier, aged 8, who arrived in America in 1892 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Pioter Bachmeier, aged 33, who landed in America in 1892 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bachmeier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fritz Bachmeier, aged 21, who arrived in America from Harrogate, England, in 1909
  • Georg Bachmeier, aged 25, who arrived in America from Hohenthann, Germany, in 1913
  • Rosina Bachmeier, aged 22, who arrived in America from Starnberg, Germany, in 1913
  • George Bachmeier, aged 34, who arrived in America from Imkofen, Germany, in 1922
  • Johann Bachmeier, aged 18, who arrived in America from Pfarrkirchen, Germany, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bachmeier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bachmeier (post 1700)



  • Adolph Bachmeier, American-Romanian soccer player who played from 1968 to 1969, member of the United States National Team (1959-1969), inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2002
  • Josef Bachmeier (1908-1971), German Hauptsturmführer (Captain) in the Waffen SS during World War II

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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The Bachmeier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bachmeier 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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