Burckhardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Burckhardt family

The surname Burckhardt 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 Burckhardt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burckhardt research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1450, 1506 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Burckhardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Burckhardt Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Burckhardt family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Burckhardt 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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United States Burckhardt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burckhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Elisabeth Burckhardt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1709 [2]
  • Elisabetha Burckhardt, who landed in New York in 1709 [2]
  • Johannes Burckhardt, who landed in New York in 1709-1710 [2]
  • Ulrich Burckhardt, who landed in New York in 1709 [2]
  • Joh Jac Burckhardt, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1751 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Burckhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Abraham Burckhardt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Christian Heinrich Burckhardt, who arrived in America in 1854 [2]
  • Gottlieb Burckhardt, who arrived in America in 1854 [2]
  • David Burckhardt, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864 [2]
  • Bernhard Burckhardt, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Burckhardt (post 1700) +

  • Signe Burckhardt (1898-1992), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956 [3]
  • Titus Burckhardt (1908-1984), German (Florence born) academic and philosopher
  • Lutz-Wilhelm Burckhardt, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 69 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • John Lewis Burckhardt (1784-1817), Swiss traveller in the East, born at Lausanne 24 Nov. 1784, of a family which had long been settled at Basel, Switzerland [4]
  • Carl Burckhardt (1891-1974), League of Nations' High Commissioner to Danzig, and was later President of the International Red Cross (1944-48)
  • Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, European explorer, b. Switzerland, educated in Germany, lead English expeditions into AfricanJacob Christopher Burckhardt (1818—1897), Swiss historian of art and culture
  • Jacob Christopher Burckhardt (1784-1817), Swiss traveler
  • Jacob Christoph Burckhardt (1818-1897), Swiss historian


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  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, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019


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