Show ContentsBuehler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Buehler is a local surname, which is a type of name that is derived from the geography of the place where the original bearer lived or held land. Specifically, this is a topographic surname. Further research revealed that the name is derived from a physical geographical feature of the place where the first member of the Buehler family lived which is derived from the Old German word "buehel," which means "hill."

Early Origins of the Buehler family

The surname Buehler was first found in Baden, 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.

Literally, the name comes either from the Old German word "Buehel," which meant "hill," or from the Old German word "buole," which meant "relative." Chronicles mention Bertolf Buole of Cologne as early as 1178, and Hainrich "on the buehel" of Bregenz in 1340. The family may either have lent its name to, or have originated in the town Buehl in Baden.

Early History of the Buehler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buehler research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1765, 1767, 1781, 1792, 1802, 1805, 1808, 1811, 1814, 1816, 1823 and 1825 are included under the topic Early Buehler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Buehler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Buhl, Buhle, Buhll, Buhlle, Buhler, Buehler, Beuhler, Pichler and many more.

Early Notables of the Buehler family

Notables with the surname Buehler during this period were

  • Edmund von Buehler zu Brandenburg (b.1808), who was a Doctor of Law and Philosophy, the Lord of the estate Brandenburg in the district of Wiblingen, and through this estate was awarded the knighthood...

Buehler Ranking

In the United States, the name Buehler is the 5,678th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Buehler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Buehler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Buehler, who landed in America in 1709 [2]
  • Ursula Buehler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1746 [2]
  • Ann Catherine Buehler, who landed in New York, NY in 1751 [2]
  • Elizabeth Buehler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1753 [2]
Buehler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franz Buehler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836 [2]
  • Matthias Buehler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1837 [2]
  • Mr. Karl Buehler, aged 24, German who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1846 aboard the ship "Element"
  • Leons Buehler, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [2]
  • Andrew Buehler, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Buehler (post 1700) +

  • William Buehler, American Republican politician, Supervisor of Gaines Township, Kent County, Michigan, 1936-42 [3]
  • John L. Buehler, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956 [3]
  • John Buehler, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 8th District, 1941-44; Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 12th District, 1949-60 [3]
  • Herbert J. Buehler, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate 10th District, 1976 [3]
  • David R. Buehler, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota, 2001 [3]
  • Mrs. Beatty H. Buehler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936 [3]
  • A. W. Buehler, American politician, Mayor of Morgantown, West Virginia, 1964, 1968-69 [3]
  • Ed and Helen Buehler, American founders of Buehler's Fresh Foods, also known as Buehler's, a grocery store chain in 1929
  • Al Buehler, American former track and cross-country coach
  • George Siegrist Buehler Jr. (b. 1947), former American football offensive lineman
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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