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The origins of the German name Buchheit lie within the Austrian empire. Within this region, hereditary surnames began to be adopted after the 12th century, and names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local surnames 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 initial bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the preposition is frequently dropped from surnames of this type. The Buchheit family originally lived near a beechwood. The name Buchheit is derived from the Old German words buoch, meaning beech wood, and haim, meaning enclosure or homestead. Thus, the name Buchheit indicates that the original bearer's home was located near a prominent beech wood.

Buchheit Early Origins



The surname Buchheit was first found in Austria, where the name Buchheim contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation through its participation in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years, the name branched into many houses, where each continued to play a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Buchheit Spelling Variations


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Buchheit 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 Buchheit include Buchheim, Bucheim, Buchheime, Buckheimer, Buckheim, Bukkheim, Buechheim, Buecheim, Buechheime, Bueckeimer, Bueckheim, Buekkheim, Beuchheim, Beucheim, Beuchheime, Beuckheim and many more.

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Buchheit Early History


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Buchheit Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buchheit research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buchheit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buchheit Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buchheit Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians 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 Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Buchheit were Conrad Buckheimer who arrived in Maryland in 1848; and other settlers who traveled to the New World and settled on the eastern seaboard of the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buchheit (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buchheit (post 1700)



  • Beverly Buchheit, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996, 2000, 2004
  • Albert J. Buchheit, American politician, Mayor of Park Ridge, Illinois, 1910-11

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Buchheit Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buchheit 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.

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