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Where did the German Stienberg family come from? What is the German Stienberg family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stienberg family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stienberg family history?It was in the ancient duchy of Saxony, a land with a long and glorious history, that the noble surname Stienberg first appeared. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century, the Saxons inhabited the territories in north central Germany. However, in the 8th century, the pagan Saxons were conquered by the Carolingian Emperor Charlemagne. Charlemagne, who wanted to protect the Rhineland and convert new souls to Christianity, repeatedly invaded the Saxon lands and baptized the Saxons by force. The Saxons resisted his campaigns for 32 years, but in 782, Charlemagne ordered the execution of nearly 5,000 Saxons in a single day. Saxony submitted to Charlemagne's army and the missionaries that followed. By the 9th century, Frankish control of Saxony was established and the Saxons were gradually converted to Christianity. By the end of the 10th century, the Saxons governed one of the most powerful duchies in Germany.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Steinburg, Steinberg, Steinbrich, Steinburger, Steinberger, Steinpurg and many more.
First found in Lower Saxony, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stienberg research. Another 364 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1024, 1451, 1654, 1687, 1718, 1786, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Stienberg History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stienberg Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Stienberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stienberg 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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