The colorful history of Germany
provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Buckthalle family. The name Buckthalle, 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 Buckthalle family
The surname Buckthalle 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 Buckthalle family
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Buckthalle 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 Buckthalle 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 Buckthalle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buckthalle family to the New World and Oceana
An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Buckthalle: 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.