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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. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. 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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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