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Buchheimer Family of Germany

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This project is intended to facilitate genealogical and historical collaboration among those interested in the Jewish Buchheimer family of the Baden region of Germany. One branch of our family has adopted the surname Safran.

How can you participate?

(1) Add your branches to the Geni tree. This is a 100% shared collaboration and the tree belongs to all of us. Please do not duplicate existing entries.

(2) Upload photographs and documents to the tree. Primary materials are the lifeblood of any historical endeavor and yours are just as valuable as anyone's!

(3) Invite family members to tree. The more the merrier and maybe you may uncover someone with a latent talent for historical research ;and

(4) If you have the last name of Buchheimer, please participate in our new Y Chromosome DNA study of the Buchheimer / Safran family as a means of sorting out the recent branches of the tree. We actively encourage family members to participate by contacting family member Adam Brown.

Family History and Origins

The Buchheimer family of interest to us appears to have originated in the Rhineland, in the region of Germany known as Baden. Of the fifty-five Buchheimer profiles already added to this project on Geni, the majority originated in the towns of Grosssachsen or Bochum.

The Buchheimer name itself is derived from the German name for bookseller, and is not uncommon in the general non-Jewish population. In the Jewish population, however, it is quite rare and thus far it appears that the name may have been assigned to our family at the turn of the 19th Century.

We note that there is a Buchheimer Strasse in many cities in Germany. Because the name was referred to a profession, we doubt that the street name is derived from the Buchheimer family name.

However, you will be interested in knowing that a Buchheimer street can be found in some major cities, including:

  • Cologne
  • Neuhausen
  • Ludwigshafen
  • Koln-Bonn
  • Bad Windsheim
  • Egersheim
  • Neuhausen ob Eck

To join this project, go to the upper right hand corner of this page, and click "Actions", and from the drop down menu, choose "Join this Project". That's all there is to it.

If you wish to add a Buchheimer profile to our list on the right hand side of the page, that is easy to do, but note that you must make that profile "public" by going to the individual's "edit profile" page and checking the box marked "make this profile public".

Questions or comments regarding this project can be sent to Adam Brown