Buchholz Family History

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Buchholz Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a beech wood, from Middle High German buoch ‘beech’ + holz ‘wood’, or a habitational name from a place named Buchholz, of which there are numerous examples, especially in northern Germany. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Buchholz ‘beech wood’ (see 1).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Eichholz, Buchwald, Wachholz, Eichhorn, Bockholt, Birkholz, Bergholz

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Buchholz Family Origin

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Buchholz Family Occupations

What did your Buchholz ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Buchholz occupation in the UK was Wheelwright. 100% of Buchholz's were Wheelwrights.

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  • Wheelwright


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Buchholz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Buchholz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buchholz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Buchholz. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Buchholz. For the veterans among your Buchholz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Buchholz Life Expectancy

What is the average Buchholz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Buchholz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Buchholz in 1944 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Buchholz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Buchholz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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