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Burkholder is a local name from the German region of Westphalia. Local names and other types of hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany after the 12th century. They were derived from the name of the place where the original bearer of the name lived. Sometimes local names bear the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from". This was originally an indication of land-ownership, and was sometimes a mark of aristocracy. The family originally lived near a beech grove which is derived from the Old German word buchholz, which means beech grove, and is popular throughout Germany. The name Burkholder is the name of numerous villages in the German states.

Burkholder Early Origins



The surname Burkholder was first found in Westphalia, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times.

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Burkholder Spelling Variations


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Burkholder Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Burkholder include Bocholtz, Bockoltz, Bokoltz, Bokkoltz, Bocholtz, Bocholts, Bockolts, Bokkolts, Burkholtz, Burkoltz, Burckholtz, Burkoltz, Burgholtz, Burgholtz, Bocoltz, Burkolt, Burkoltz, Burkolts, Bocholz, Buchholtz, Bochholtz, Buchholtz, Bucholz, Bockholt, Bockhold, Bockholdz, Bocholte, Bokholdz, Bochheldt and many more.

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Burkholder Early History


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Burkholder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Burkholder research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1803 is included under the topic Early Burkholder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Burkholder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Burkholder Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Burkholder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Burkholder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Martin Burkholder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Peter Burkholder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Ulrich Burkholder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763

Burkholder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Burkholder, who landed in Mississippi in 1860

Burkholder Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christian Burkholder, who arrived in Canada in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Burkholder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Burkholder (post 1700)



  • James B. Burkholder (1918-2006), former United States Army officer
  • Walter H. Burkholder, American plant pathologist
  • Maxwell Henry Wolf "Max" Burkholder (b. 1997), American child actor
  • Donald Burkholder (b. 1927), American mathematician and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • Dave Burkholder, Canadian college ice hockey coach
  • Mabel Grace Burkholder (1881-1973), Canadian writer and historian

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    The Burkholder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Burkholder Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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