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Where did the German Hohenstein family come from? What is the German Hohenstein family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hohenstein family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hohenstein family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Hohenstein, Hohen, Hohenstraeten, Hohenstaur, Hohensteufen, Hohenthal and many more.

First found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hohenstein research. Another 251 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1717, 1733, 1790 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Hohenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Hohenstein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hohenstein Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Georg Hohenstein, on record as one of the Hessian Troops in the American War for Independence in 1775
  • George Hohenstein, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Hohenstein Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Jacob Hohenstein, aged 35, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Freid Hohenstein, who arrived in Baltimore in 1831
  • Conrad Hohenstein, Dorothea Hohenstein, Ensilius Hohenstein and others who all applied to emigrate from Wuerttemberg to North America, in 1848-52
  • Adam Hohenstein, who came to New York, NY in 1852
  • David Jesaias Hohenstein, who landed in America in 1855


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  • Rory Hohenstein, American danseur performing with the Morphoses
  • Adolfo Hohenstein (1854-1928), German painter, advertiser, illustrator and set designer
  • Ferdinand II von und zu Hohenstein (1681-1706), the last of the Silesian Piasts
  • Graf Augu St David of Sayn-Wittgenstein Hohenstein (1663-1735), Prussian politician


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  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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The Hohenstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hohenstein 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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