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Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany, is the homeland of the proud surname Buckwalter. The name Buckwalter, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Schleswig. 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.

Buckwalter Early Origins



The surname Buckwalter was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile. The Buchwald family of this northern region were found in Mecklenburg, West Prussia, Silesia, and their landed property varied greatly in size; they lost and gained territory in numerous feuds with the city of Luebeck and the ruling Counts of Holstein.

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Buckwalter Spelling Variations


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Buckwalter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Buchwald, Buchwalde, Buckwald, Buchwalder, Buchwalter and many more.

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Buckwalter Early History


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Buckwalter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buckwalter research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1309 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Buckwalter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Buckwalter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Buckwalter Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Buckwalter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buckwalter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Buckwalter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743

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Contemporary Notables of the name Buckwalter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Buckwalter (post 1700)



  • Ronald Lawrence Buckwalter (b. 1936), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1990-2003
  • A. M. Buckwalter, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1920

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Buckwalter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buckwalter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 November 2015 at 08:54.

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