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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Bookman. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands 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 colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Bookman family.

Bookman Early Origins



The surname Bookman was first found in Brandenburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Bookman Spelling Variations


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Bookman Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bookman include Buch, Buche, Bucher, Buechner, Bueche, Buck, Beuck and many more.

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Bookman Early History


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Bookman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bookman research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1661, 1774, 1813, 1817, 1824, 1837, 1853, 1858, 1892, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Bookman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bookman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bookman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Bookman during this time period were August Buchner (1591-1661), who wrote German and Latin poetry; Georg Buechner (1813-1837) was a political revolutionary and dramatist, who died in exile in Switzerland; his brother, Ludwig...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bookman 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



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bookman were

Bookman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Bookman, aged 23, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743

Bookman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. J. Bookman, who arrived in America, in 1903
  • Mrs. Samuel Bookman, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • Seymour Bookman, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1907
  • Mrs. Frawsy Bookman, aged 42, who arrived in America, in 1908
  • Virginia Bookman, aged 2, who arrived in America, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bookman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bookman (post 1700)



  • John Dolan "Johnny" Bookman (1932-1995), American NFL football cornerback who played from 1957 to 1961
  • Sandra Bookman (b. 1959), American television news reporter and weekend anchor
  • Isaac Bookman, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 2nd District, 1902
  • Louis Bookman (1890-1943), born Louis James Arthur Oscar Buckhalter, Lithuanian Jewish footballer and cricketer who represented the Ireland National Team (1914-1921)

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Virtute et fidelitate
Motto Translation: By valour and fidelity.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    11. ...

    The Bookman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bookman 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 12 November 2015 at 10:45.

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