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Early Origins of the Burckharde family

The surname Burckharde was first found in Swabia, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and would become noted for its involvement in social, economic, and political affairs.

Saint Burchard (d. 754), was the first bishop of Würzburg and it believed to have been from a noble English family, "but beyond this fact there is nothing authentic known respecting his origin. He was one of the most active associates of his countryman, St. Boniface, Archbishop of Mayence. In the autumn of 741 he was consecrated bishop of Würzburg by Boniface, who at the same time established two other bishoprics, Buraburg and Eichstädt, to which he appointed his friends Witta and Willibald. " [1]

Early History of the Burckharde family

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Burckharde Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Burkhard, Burkhardt, Burckhard, Burckhardt, Burkhart and many more.

Early Notables of the Burckharde family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Burckharde during this period were Johann Burchard, also spelled Johannes Burchart (c.1450 - 1506), an Alsatian-born priest and chronicler during the Italian Renaissance; and...
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Migration of the Burckharde family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Burkhardt, who came to New York in 1709; Carolus Burkhardt arrived in Philadelphia in 1733; as did Georg Jacob Burkhart in 1739; and Simon Burchart in 1751.

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook