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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Halbherr, Halberr, Hallber, Hallberg, Halberg, Halbhuber, Halbert, Hallbert, Halburg, Hallburg, Helsburg, Hellsburg, Hellsbert and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holberg research. Another 273 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1721, 1731, 1751, 1790 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Holberg History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Holberg Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • John Holberg, who came to Pennsylvania in 1786

Holberg Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Mde Holberg, aged 50, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • Ernst Holberg, who came to New York, NY in 1852
  • Joseph F Holberg, who landed in Mississippi in 1860
  • Jacob Holberg, who arrived in Mississippi in 1872
  • Jacob Holberg, who came to Mississippi in 1872


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  2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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  6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Holberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holberg 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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