The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Buckberg family. Buckberg is a local
name. Buckberg is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria
. The surname Buckberg is composed of the two elements Buch
, which are also surnames themselves. The portion Buch
is a local surname that is derived from the German word buohe
, which means beech tree
. This name was given to a person who lived by a beech tree, a beech wood, or a beech grove. The name Buchholz
, which means beech grove
, is also the name of several places in Germany
. Buckberg is also traceable to the German towns named Buch and Buchenwald and natives of these towns often adopted the name as their own.
Early Origins of the Buckberg family
The surname Buckberg was first found in Bavaria
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Buchberg became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation.
Early History of the Buckberg family
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Buckberg 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 Buckberg include Buchberg, Buchberger, Buchburg, Buchburger, Buckberg, Buckberger, Bukkberg, Bukkberger, Bukkburg, Bukkburger, Beuchberg, Beuchberger, Beuchburg, Beuchburger, Beuckberg, Beuckberger, Bueckburg, Beuckburger, Beukkberg, Beukkberger, Beukkburg and many more.
Early Notables of the Buckberg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buckberg family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Buckbergs to arrive in North America, and among them were: settlers who traveled to and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Contemporary Notables of the name Buckberg (post 1700)
- Albert Buckberg (b. 1922), American economist, Assistant professor of economics at Iowa State University