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
Early Origins of the Birkholz family
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.
Early History of the Birkholz family
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Birkholz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Birckholtz, Birckeholtz, Birkholtz, Birkeholtz, Birchholtz and many more.
Early Notables of the Birkholz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Birkholz family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Birkholz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joh. Dorothee Luise Birkholz, who settled in America in 1865
- Richard Birkholz, who settled in New York, NY in 1868
- Henriette Birkholz, who settled in New York, NY in 1875
- Wilhelm Birkholz, who settled in New York, NY in 1875
- Rudolph Birkholz, who arrived in Illinois in 1878
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Contemporary Notables of the name Birkholz (post 1700)
- Patricia Birkholz, American politician, Michigan State Senator
- Claudia Birkholz, German contemporary pianist