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The name Bucholz comes from the German region of Westphalia. The tradition of adopting hereditary surnames came to Germany after the 12th century, and the names of places where people lived were a primary source. Many local names carry the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from," which was originally an indicator of land ownership, and is sometimes a mark of nobility. The Bucholz 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 Bucholz is the name of numerous villages in the German states.

Bucholz Early Origins



The surname Bucholz 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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Bucholz Spelling Variations


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Bucholz Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bucholz 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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Bucholz Early History


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Bucholz Early History



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

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Bucholz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bucholz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bucholz 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



For many Germans, emigration to North America was an inviting alternative to the trials of life in the old country. From the mid-17th into the present century, thousands of Germans migrated across the Atlanti c. They capitalized on the chance to escape poverty and persecution, and to own their own land. After 1650, Germans settled throughout the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also landed in Canada, settling in Ontario or father west on the rich land of the prairies. Among them:

Bucholz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louise Bucholz, Wilhelmina Bucholz, and Theodore Bucholz all of whom were recorded as having arrived in Galveston Texas in 1846
  • Louise Bucholz, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Theodore Bucholz, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Wilhelmina Bucholz, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Andr Bucholz, aged 51, arrived in New York, NY in 1889

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bucholz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bucholz (post 1700)



  • W. D. Bucholz, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 50th District, 1915-18
  • Paul H. Bucholz, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1916

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    The Bucholz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bucholz 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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