Bucher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Bucher is derived from the German word "buoche," which means "beech tree." The name was taken on both people and by some places. Hereditary surnames began to be adopted after the 12th century, in German, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The surname Bucher may have been taken on by someone who lived near a beech tree or beech grove, or may have come from someone who lived in one the places so named.

Early Origins of the Bucher family

The surname Bucher was first found in Bavaria, where the name Bucher made a great early contribution to the feudal society of early Europe. The name Bucher became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses where members continued to play important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, which resulted a each group sought to enhance its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Important Dates for the Bucher family

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Bucher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bucher, Bucker, Bukker, Buchen, Buchert, Bucken, Buchere, Buckere, Buecher, Buecker, Buekker, Buechen, Buecken, Buchere, Buckere, Bocher, Bocker, Bochen, Bocken, Bochere, Bockere, Boecher, Boeker, Boecker, Boechen, Boeken, Boechere and many more.

Early Notables of the Bucher family (pre 1700)

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Bucher migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bucher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Bucher, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • William Bucher, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Richard Bucher, who landed in Virginia in 1638 [1]
Bucher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Bucher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1724 [1]
  • Nicalus Bucher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Nickel Bucher, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Hans Albrecht Bucher, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Jacob Bucher, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bucher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johan Bucher, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]
  • Lorenz Bucher, who landed in America in 1807 [1]
  • Adam Bucher, who arrived in New York in 1836 [1]
  • John Bucher, who arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Franz Jakob Bucher, who landed in North America in 1843 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bucher (post 1700)

  • Brigadier-General Oliver Boone Bucher (1890-1962), American Commandant Virginia Military Institute (1947-1950) [2]
  • Donald Roy Bucher (b. 1927), American hospital administrator
  • Charles Augustus Bucher (b. 1912), American educator
  • James Quinter "Jim" Bucher (1911-1994), American Major League Baseball player
  • John R. Bucher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924 (alternate), 1928 [3]
  • John Conrad Bucher (1792-1851), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1831-33; County Judge in Pennsylvania, 1839-51 [3]
  • John C. Bucher, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 25th District, 1912 [3]
  • Harvey A. Bucher, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1948 [3]
  • George H. Bucher, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1863-65 [3]
  • Carlton G. Bucher, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of White Plains, New York, 1951 [3]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Oliver Bucher. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bucher/Oliver_Boone/USA.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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