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Where did the German Stahlhut family come from? What is the German Stahlhut family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stahlhut family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stahlhut family history?A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Stahlhut, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia, known for its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Stahlhut family emerged 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 Stahlhut include Stahl, Stahler, Staal, Stahle, Stahli, Stal, Stall, Stahlin, Stahelin, Stahlberg, Stalberg, Stahlburger and many more.
First found in Prussia, where the name Stahl was closely associated in early medieval times with the feudal society which became prominent throughout Europe. The name later emerged as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches in Bavaria and Austria. Members of this family became noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stahlhut research. Another 203 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1687, 1694, 1716, 1734, 1773, 1799, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Stahlhut History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 105 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stahlhut Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Stahlhut or a variant listed above: Johanna Stahl, who arrived in America in 1665. Martin Stal came to New York with his wife and child in 1709: Jacob Stahle arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749.
The Stahlhut Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stahlhut 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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