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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 Buchmann. 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 Buchmann family.

Buchmann Early Origins



The surname Buchmann 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.

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Buchmann Spelling Variations


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Buchmann Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Buchmann include Buch, Buche, Bucher, Buechner, Bueche, Buck, Beuck and many more.

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Buchmann Early History


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Buchmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buchmann research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1661, 1774, 1813, 1817, 1824, 1837, 1853, 1858, 1892, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Buchmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buchmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buchmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Buchmann 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...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buchmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Buchmanns to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Buchmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Buchmann, who landed in Carolina in 1738
  • Barbara Buchmann, who landed in America in 1742
  • Jacob Buchmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Susanna Buchmann, who arrived in Carolina in 1743
  • Adam Buchmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buchmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Buchmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Heinrich Buchmann, who arrived in America in 1843
  • F A Buchmann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Johann Buchmann, who arrived in New York NY in 1852
  • Rosalie Buchmann, who landed in America in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Buchmann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • J A Buchmann, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buchmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buchmann (post 1700)



  • Charles W. Buchmann, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 33rd District, 1873
  • Albert Buchmann (1894-1975), German politician
  • Georg Büchmann (1822-1884), German philologist
  • Christian Buchmann (b. 1962), Austrian politician
  • Alexander Buchmann (b. 1982), Norwegian Handball player

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    11. ...

    The Buchmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buchmann 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2015 at 10:46.

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