Buchmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Buchmann family

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.

Early History of the Buchmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buchmann research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1858, 1591, 1661, 1813, 1837, 1824, 1899, 1817, 1892, 1774, 1853, 1509 and 1564 are included under the topic Early Buchmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Buchmann family (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 Buechner (1824-1899), was a controversial scientist and author. Lothar Bucher (1817-1892)...
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United States Buchmann migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Barbara Buchmann, who landed in America in 1742 [1]
  • Jacob Buchmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Susanna Buchmann, who arrived in Carolina in 1743 [1]
  • Adam Buchmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Heinrich Buchmann, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • F A Buchmann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Johann Buchmann, who arrived in New York NY in 1852 [1]
  • Rosalie Buchmann, who landed in America in 1859 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Buchmann migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buchmann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • J A Buchmann, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Buchmann (post 1700) +

  • Charles W. Buchmann, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 33rd District, 1873 [2]
  • Emanuel Buchmann (b. 1992), German professional racing cyclist
  • Georg Büchmann (1822-1884), German philologist from Berlin
  • Rainer Buchmann, German car designer, who founded the bb company in Frankfurt in 1974
  • Albert Buchmann (1894-1975), German politician, member of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD)
  • Jacques Jean Henri "Jacky" Buchmann (1932-2018), Belgian politician, member of the Chamber of Representatives in 1974
  • Alexander Buchmann (b. 1982), former Norwegian handball player
  • Christian Buchmann (b. 1962), Austrian politician, Member of the Styrian Parliament
  • Alexander Buchmann (b. 1982), Norwegian Handball player

Bismarck
  • Hans Buchmann (1921-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Theodor Buchmann (1914-1941), German Bootmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


The Buchmann 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.


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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