Burkhart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Burkhart family

The surname Burkhart 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 Burkhart family

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

Burkhart Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Burkhart family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Burkhart during this period were Johann Burchard, also spelled Johannes Burchart (c.1450 - 1506), an Alsatian-born priest and chronicler during the Italian Renaissance; and...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Burkhart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Burkhart migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burkhart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Cathrina Burkhart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [2]
  • Georg Jacob Burkhart, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1739
  • Heinrich Burkhart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
  • Daniel Burkhart, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [2]
  • Nicholus Burkhart, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1792 [2]
Burkhart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ludwick Burkhart, who landed in Maryland in 1813 [2]
  • Lewis Burkhart, who arrived in Maryland in 1818 [2]
  • Ocafar Burkhart, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839 [2]
  • Oscar Burkhart, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839 [2]
  • Nicholas Burkhart, who arrived in Indiana in 1852 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Burkhart migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burkhart Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter Burkhart, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Peter Burkhart, who landed in Canada in 1832

Contemporary Notables of the name Burkhart (post 1700) +

  • Imogene Audette Burkhart (1925-2006), birth name of Jean Byron, an American film, television, and stage actress born in Paducah, Kentucky, best known for the role of Natalie Lane, Patty Lane's mother in The Patty Duke Show
  • Kyle Burkhart (b. 1986), American football tackle
  • Katherine Burkhart (b. 1986), American softball pitcher who plays for the USA Softball team
  • Summers Burkhart (1859-1932), American lawyer and the United States Attorney for New Mexico
  • Louise M. Burkhart (b. 1958), American academic ethnohistorian and anthropologist
  • Morgan Burkhart (b. 1972), American former first baseman/designated hitter in Major League Baseball
  • Kenneth William Burkhart (1916-2004), American right-handed pitcher and umpire in Major League Baseball
  • Max Burkhart (d. 2017), German alpine ski racer who was killed as result of a skiing accident in a NorAm Cup race in Lake Louise, Canada on 5th of December 2017
  • Nicholas J. Burkhart (1577-1621), British politician and member of the House of Keys


  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)


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