Show ContentsBuschmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Buschmann comes from the Rhineland, an ancient region of Germany. In pre-medieval times, the Germans used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames; so as to remain distinct from the many others of the same first name. Local names were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from," which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Buschmann was a name for some one lived at or near an area known for a growth of bushes. Buschmann is a topographic surname, a type of name given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Buschmann family

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

Early History of the Buschmann family

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Buschmann 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 Buschmann include Buschmann, Buschman, Buschmanne, Buschmane, Bushmann, Bushman, Boschman, Boschmann, Boschmanne, Boschmane, Boshman, Boshmann, Bueschmann, Bueschman, Bueschmanne, Bueshman, Bueshmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Buschmann family (pre 1700)

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United States Buschmann migration to the United States +

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Buschmann were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Buschmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Heinrich Buschmann, who arrived in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Joh Heinrich Buschmann, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Buschmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Buschmann, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Frederick Buschmann, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1844
  • John Heinrich Buschmann who arrived at St. Louis, Missouri in 1844
  • Joh Heinr Buschmann, who landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1844 [1]
  • Karl Buschmann, who settled in Mississippi in 1859
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New Zealand Buschmann migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Buschmann Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Emilie R Buschmann, (b. 1839), aged 33, Scandinavian maid servant travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Buschmann (post 1700) +

  • Captain Richard Buschmann (1951-1999), American pilot of American Airlines Flight 1420, killed in the crash
  • Johann Karl Eduard Buschmann (1805-1880), German philologist
  • Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann (1805-1864), German musical instrument maker
  • Inge Buschmann (b. 1956), German artist
  • Anet-Jacqueline Buschmann (b. 1982), Bulgarian rower at the 2004 Summer Olympics

  1. 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)
  2. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from on Facebook