Those lands along the southeast coast of the Baltic sea were the birthplace of the great Prussian name Buckholz. A single name was, at one time, all that people needed. However, increasing ease of travel and the burgeoning populations forced people to adopt a hereditary surname to set themselves apart from others. A common form of surname found in Prussia
was the local
name, a name taken on from an existing place-name. The surname Buckholz was first used by someone who lived any of the many places so named in the Holy Roman Empire.
Early Origins of the Buckholz family
The surname Buckholz was first found in Prussia
, where the name Buchholtz was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.
Early History of the Buckholz family
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Buckholz 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 Buckholz include Buchholtz, Bucholtz, Bucholts, Buchholz, Buchholts, Buckholtz, Buckholts, Bukkholtz, Bukkholts, Beuchholtz, Beuchholts, Beucholtz, Beucholts, Beuchholz, Beuchholts, Beuckholtz, Beuckholts, Beukkholtz, Beukkholts, Buecholtz, Buecholts, Buechholz, Buechholts, Bueckholtz, Bueckholts, Buekkholtz, Buekkholts, Buckhotz, Buckhout and many more.
Early Notables of the Buckholz family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buckholz family to the New World and Oceana
played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany
until after the Second World War. Prussia
was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Buckholz were Heinrich Buchholtz, who settled in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1685; Heinrich Buchholts who arrived in Pennsylvania between 1691 and 1692; George Buckhout who arrived in New York City in 1837.