The colorful history of Germany
provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Buchtele family. The name Buchtele, which is a local
surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region. In the Holy Roman Empire
, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names 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 bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname.
Early Origins of the Buchtele family
The surname Buchtele was first found in Schwarzburg-Sondershausen, where the name Buchthal was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society of early European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Buchtele family
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Buchtele 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 Buchtele include Buchthal, Buchthall, Buchthale, Buchtel, Buchtell, Buchtele, Buchthalle, Buchtal, Buchtall, Buchtalle, Buckthal, Buckthale, Buckthall, Buckthalle, Bukkthal, Bukkthale, Bukkthall, Bukkthalle, Beuchthal, Beuchthale, Beuchthall, Beuchthalle, Beuckthal, Beuckthale, Beuckthall, Beuckthalle, Beukkthal, Beukkthale, Beukkthall, Beukkthalle, Buechthal, Buechthall, Buechthale, Buechtel, Buechtell, Buechtele, Bochtel, Buckthal, Buchtel, Becktell, Bechtel, Bechtele, Bechtell and many more.
Early Notables of the Buchtele family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buchtele family to the New World and Oceana
In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Buchtele Hans Bochtel and Samuel Bochtel both of whom were recorded as having arrived in America in 1731; Jacob Becktell who arrived in Philadelphia in 1745; Martin Bechtel who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pa in 1750.