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Nestled between the Rhine and Wesser rivers is the ancient German region of Westphalia. Westphalia, the home of the name Buchholtz. Hereditary surnames were adopted in this region after the 12th century, and surnames were derived from localities were common. 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. The Buchholtz family originally lived near a beech grove which is derived from the Old German word buchholz, which means beech grove, and is popular throughout Germany. The name Buchholtz is the name of numerous villages in the German states.

Buchholtz Early Origins



The surname Buchholtz was first found in Westphalia, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times.

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Buchholtz Spelling Variations


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Buchholtz 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 Buchholtz include Bocholtz, Bockoltz, Bokoltz, Bokkoltz, Bocholtz, Bocholts, Bockolts, Bokkolts, Burkholtz, Burkoltz, Burckholtz, Burkoltz, Burgholtz, Burgholtz, Bocoltz, Burkolt, Burkoltz, Burkolts, Bocholz, Buchholtz, Bochholtz, Buchholtz, Bucholz, Bockholt, Bockhold, Bockholdz, Bocholte, Bokholdz, Bochheldt and many more.

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Buchholtz Early History


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Buchholtz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buchholtz research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1803 is included under the topic Early Buchholtz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buchholtz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buchholtz Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North Ameri ca. This great migration began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century. Resettlement was particularly attractive to those from Westphalia as a means of escape from poverty and religious persecution. For many Westphalian farmers, the chance to own one's own land was also a major incentive. The process of 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 settlements centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces. Among them were:

Buchholtz Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Heinrich Buchholtz, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1685

Buchholtz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry W Buchholtz, aged 27, landed in Missouri in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buchholtz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buchholtz (post 1700)



  • William H. Buchholtz, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1956
  • Dennis Buchholtz, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1996
  • Herbert Frederick Buchholtz (b. 1921), American consulting engineer and geologist
  • Klaus Buchholtz (b. 1963), German professional footballer
  • Helen Buchholtz (1877-1953), Luxembourg composer
  • Ludwig Heinrich Buchholtz (1740-1811), Prussian diplomat

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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    The Buchholtz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buchholtz 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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