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Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany, is the homeland of the proud surname Bookwalter. The name Bookwalter, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Schleswig. In the Holy Roman Empire, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. When coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname.

Bookwalter Early Origins



The surname Bookwalter was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile. The Buchwald family of this northern region were found in Mecklenburg, West Prussia, Silesia, and their landed property varied greatly in size; they lost and gained territory in numerous feuds with the city of Luebeck and the ruling Counts of Holstein.

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Bookwalter Spelling Variations


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Bookwalter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Buchwald, Buchwalde, Buckwald, Buchwalder, Buchwalter and many more.

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Bookwalter Early History


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Bookwalter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bookwalter research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1309 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Bookwalter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bookwalter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bookwalter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bookwalter 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:

Bookwalter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. G. Bookwalter, who settled in America, in 1905
  • T.F. Bookwalter, aged 26, who settled in America, in 1906
  • Mrs Bookwalter, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Frank M Bookwalter, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Mary Bookwalter, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bookwalter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bookwalter (post 1700)



  • DeVeren Bookwalter (1939-1987), American theatre actor and director, first person to win three Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
  • Brent Bookwalter (b. 1984), American professional cyclist
  • Joseph Bookwalter, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 14th District, 1881-82
  • Charles Andrews Bookwalter (1860-1926), American Republican politician, Candidate for Indiana State House of Representatives, 1886; Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana, 1901-03, 1906-09

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Bookwalter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bookwalter 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 13 February 2017 at 21:23.

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