The German state of Prussia
, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Buechner. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire
, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
, and East Prussia
. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia
provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Buechner family.
Early Origins of the Buechner family
The surname Buechner was first found in Brandenburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Buechner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buechner research.Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1858, 1591, 1661, 1813, 1837, 1824, 1899, 1817, 1892, 1774, 1853, 1509 and 1564 are included under the topic Early Buechner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Buechner 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 Buechner include Buch, Buche, Bucher, Buechner, Bueche, Buck, Beuck and many more.
Early Notables of the Buechner family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Buechner during this time period were August Buchner (1591-1661), who wrote German and Latin poetry; Georg Buechner (1813-1837) was a political revolutionary and dramatist, who died in exile in Switzerland; his brother, Ludwig Buechner (1824-1899), was a controversial scientist and author. Lothar Bucher (1817-1892)... Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buechner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Buechner 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 Buechner were
Buechner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Christian Heinrich Buechner, who arrived in Texas with his family in 1845
Buechner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Dorothea Buechner, aged 15, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
- Friederike Buechner, aged 13, who landed in Quebec in 1850
Contemporary Notables of the name Buechner (post 1700)
- John William Buechner (b. 1940), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives, 1972-82; U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1987-91; Defeated, 1990 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Buechner Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute et fidelitate
Motto Translation: By valour and fidelity.