Buch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 Buch. 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 Buch family.

Early Origins of the Buch family

The surname Buch 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.

Early History of the Buch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buch research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1858, 1591, 1661, 1813, 1837, 1824, 1899, 1817, 1892, 1774, 1853, 1509 and 1564 are included under the topic Early Buch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buch 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 Buch include Buch, Buche, Bucher, Buechner, Bueche, Buck, Beuck and many more.

Early Notables of the Buch family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Buch 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 Buechner (1824-1899), was a controversial scientist and author. Lothar Bucher (1817-1892)...
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United States Buch migration to the United States +

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 America. 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 Buch were

Buch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Fredrig Buch, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Hans Gorg Buch, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Martin Buch, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • Johan Hend Buch, who arrived in New York in 1715-1716 [1]
  • Daniel Buch, who landed in New York in 1715-1716 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Buch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John George Buch, aged 32, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • J Buch, aged 21, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Domingo Buch, aged 17, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1830 [1]
  • Joh Buch, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • John Peter Buch, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Buch (post 1700) +

  • Robert L. "Bob" Buch (b. 1949), American politician, Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives (2007-2011)
  • Warren S. Buch, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Lititz, Pennsylvania, 1916-18 [2]
  • Mary S. G. Buch, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Lititz, Pennsylvania, 1918 (acting, 1918) [2]
  • Harry L. Buch (b. 1930), American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1959-64; Chair of Ohio County Republican Party, 1969; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1972 [2]
  • Eugene W. Buch, American politician, Mayor of Fremont, Nebraska, 1970 [2]
  • David Buch, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 6th District, 1954 [2]
  • Eva-Maria Buch (1921-1943), German resistance fighter against the Nazis, associated with the Red Orchestra resistance group
  • Christian Leopold von Buch (1774-1853), German geologist and paleontologist
  • Alexander Buch (b. 1988), German footballer from Munich

The Buch 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.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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