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Where did the German Bridenbaugh family come from? What is the German Bridenbaugh family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bridenbaugh family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bridenbaugh family history?The historic German region of Prussia was the original home of the name Bridenbaugh. Bridenbaugh was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, which often used the prefix "von," meaning "of" or "from," in some cases a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common type of German hereditary surname. Bridenbaugh was a name for someone who lived in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bridenbaugh include Brandenburg, Brandenberg, Brandenburge, Brandenberge, Branddenburg, Branddenberg, Brandenberger and many more.
First found in Prussia, where this family name became noted for its many branches within the region.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bridenbaugh research. Another 187 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1794, 1689 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Bridenbaugh History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Hans Cunrad Brandenberger who arrived in Georgia in 1735; Johann Brandenburg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740; Jacob Brandenberger who is recorded as having arrived in Pennsylvania in 1766.
The Bridenbaugh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bridenbaugh 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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