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The German surname Bergholtz emerged in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the German territories were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The Bergholtz family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Bergholtz Early Origins



The surname Bergholtz was first found in the Mark region, where the family came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society.

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Bergholtz Spelling Variations


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Bergholtz Spelling Variations



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 Bergholtz include Berckholz, Berkholz, Bercholz, Berkholtz, Berkeholz, Berckeholz, Berckholtz, Bergholtz, Burgholz, Berckholts, Berkholts, Bercholts, Berkholts, Berkeholts, Berckeholts, Berckholts, Bergholts and many more.

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Bergholtz Early History


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Bergholtz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergholtz research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergholtz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bergholtz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bergholtz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Bergholtz during this time period were Baden, where they emerged as a notable family early in the Middle Ages. During these turbulent times there were many changing religious and political...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergholtz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Bergholtzs to arrive in North America, and among them were: Friedrich Bergholz, who settled in America in 1783; Theodore Burgholz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868; John P. Bergholz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1876..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergholtz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bergholtz (post 1700)



  • Herman Bergholtz, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Ithaca, New York, 1930-33
  • Harry W. Bergholtz, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Manchester 1st Ward; Elected 1938

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    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Bergholtz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bergholtz 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 09:18.

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