Becktold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Becktold family

The surname Becktold was first found in Hessen, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation. The earliest bearers of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles were Bechtold of Fulda in 1387, Bechtold Suleffel of Frankfurt in 1442, and Tibertius Bechtolf of Frankfurt in 1568. Bachtel is a mountain of the Zurich Upperland, Swiss Prealps in the canton of Zurich. Atop of the mountain is Bachtel Tower, a 60 m (200 ft) tall radio tower.

Important Dates for the Becktold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Becktold research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1829, 1840, 1810, 1795, 1856 and 1795 are included under the topic Early Becktold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Becktold Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bechtold, Bechtolt, Bechtoldt, Becktolt, Beckholt, Beckholdt, Becktold, Becktoldt, Bechthold, Beckthold, Bechtholdt, Becktholdt, Bechtolf, Bechtolff, Bechetold, Becketold, Becketoldt, Bechtle, Bechtel and many more.

Early Notables of the Becktold family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Becktold family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Veit Bechtoldt, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738 along with Johannes Bechtolt. August Bechtoldt arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741; J. George Bechtold arrived in Philadelphia in 1753.

Contemporary Notables of the name Becktold (post 1700)

  • Charles F. Becktold, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 10th District, 1894 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from
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