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The colorful history of Saxony provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Birkholz family. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.

Birkholz Early Origins



The surname Birkholz was first found in Saxony, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. The Birckholtz ancestral seat was located in the district of Stendal in Altmark. From here members moved to Mittelmark, Neumark, Saxony, Silesia, Pomerania, and Sweden. They acquired a large number of prominent estates in these regions. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Birkholz Spelling Variations


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Birkholz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Birckholtz, Birckeholtz, Birkholtz, Birkeholtz, Birchholtz and many more.

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Birkholz Early History


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Birkholz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birkholz research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Birkholz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Birkholz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birkholz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Birkholz 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Birkholz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh. Dorothee Luise Birkholz, who came to America in 1865
  • Richard Birkholz, who settled in New York, NY in 1868
  • Henriette Birkholz, who came to New York, NY in 1875
  • Wilhelm Birkholz, who came to New York, NY in 1875
  • Rudolph Birkholz, who arrived in Illinois in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Birkholz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Birkholz (post 1700)



  • Patricia Birkholz, American politician, Michigan State Senator
  • Claudia Birkholz, German contemporary pianist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    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. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Birkholz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birkholz 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 30 July 2014 at 17:17.

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