|Source: Siebmacher's Wappenbuch
|Source: Rietstap's Armorial General
|Original Language: Argent a two-towered castle gules, at sinister a curtain wall embattled of the last; issuant from the battlements of the wall a man facing sinister habited sable and grasping in his hands the trunk of a tree proper growing from the terrace vert which also supports the castle.
|Original Language: D'ARG, A UN CHATEAU DE DEUX TOURS DE GU., SENESTRE D'UN AVANT-MUR DU MEME, LE TOUT CREN., ET UN HOMME CONT., HAB. DE SA., MOUV. DES CRENEAUX DU MUR ET EMPOIGNANT LE FUT D'UN ARBRE DE SIN., UN ARBRE DE SIN.
|Translated: Silver: a red two-towered castle; on the right a red curtain wall embattled; issuing from the battlements of the wall a man facing right, dresed in black and grasping in his hands the trunk of a tree naturally colored, growing from the green ground on which is placed the castle.
|Silver; on a green ground, a two-towered castle; on the right is a red embattled curtain wall, and issuing from the battlements of the wall is a man facing right, dressed in black and grasping in his hands, the trunk of a naturally colored tree.
|Above the shield and helmet is the Crest which is described as "A tree vert." translated as "A green tree".
|The surname Burkholder appears to be occupational in origin, and is believed to be associated with the Irish, meaning, "fort holder".
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