The Buchburg surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria
, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Buchburg is a local
surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Buchburg was given to someone who lived in Bavaria
. The surname Buchburg is composed of the two elements Buch
, which are also surnames themselves. The portion Buch
is a local surname that is derived from the German word buohe
, which means beech tree
. This name was given to a person who lived by a beech tree, a beech wood, or a beech grove. The name Buchholz
, which means beech grove
, is also the name of several places in Germany
. Buchburg is also traceable to the German towns named Buch and Buchenwald and natives of these towns often adopted the name as their own.
Early Origins of the Buchburg family
The surname Buchburg was first found in Bavaria
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Buchberg 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 Buchburg family
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Buchburg Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Buchburg include Buchberg, Buchberger, Buchburg, Buchburger, Buckberg, Buckberger, Bukkberg, Bukkberger, Bukkburg, Bukkburger, Beuchberg, Beuchberger, Beuchburg, Beuchburger, Beuckberg, Beuckberger, Bueckburg, Beuckburger, Beukkberg, Beukkberger, Beukkburg and many more.
Early Notables of the Buchburg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buchburg family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: settlers who traveled to and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.