The Buckberger family name first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria
. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Buckberger is a local
surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Buckberger was given to someone who lived in Bavaria. The surname Buckberger 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
. Buckberger 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 Buckberger family
The surname Buckberger 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 Buckberger family
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Buckberger 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 Buckberger 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 Buckberger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buckberger family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records 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.