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Bamberg Surname History



The ancestral home of the Bamberg family was in the German state of Bavaria. Bamberg is a local name for a person who lived in the city of Bamberg in Bavaria. Formerly called Upper Franconia and later a part of Prussia, Bamberg was the capital of a powerful ecclesiastical state between 1007 and 1702. In Bavaria, the Bamberg family was prominent in social affairs and it formed alliances with other families under the Feudal System. The family name Bamberg can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when Bavaria was a region characterized by feudalism, knighthood, and court intrigue. During these turbulent feudal times, when political and religious alliances changed frequently, heroic battles over power, prestige, and territory were fought by competing noble families.


Early Origins of the Bamberg family


The surname Bamberg was first found in Franconia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Saint Otto of Bamberg (German: Otto von Bamberg, Polish: Otton z Bambergu) (c. 1060-1139) was a medieval German bishop and missionary who, as papal legate, converted much of Pomerania to Christianity. He was Chancellor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1101

Early History of the Bamberg family


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Bamberg Spelling Variations


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bamberg include Bamberg, Bammberg, Bambergh, Bambergg, Bamburg, Baumberg, Bamberger, Bamburger, Baumberger and many more.

Early Notables of the Bamberg family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bamberg family to the New World and Oceana


Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bamberg or a variant listed above:

Bamberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christophel Bamberg, who settled in Philadelphia in 1761

Bamberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhem August Bamberg, accompanied by his wife Karoline, who arrived in America in 1854

Bamberg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Richard Bamberg, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Santa Eulalia" from Hamilton, Ontario [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68Y-H4Z : 6 December 2014), Richard Bamberg, 19 Oct 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Ontario, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Eulalia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Peter Bamberg, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Edith" from San Juan, Puerto Rico [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66W-DM4 : 6 December 2014), Peter Bamberg, 04 Aug 1920; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Edith, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Chandler Bamberg, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Paris" from Le Havre, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6N2-KMD : 6 December 2014), Chandler Bamberg, 19 Nov 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Paris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • David Bamberg, aged 17, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6V3-DWG : 6 December 2014), David Bamberg, 01 Apr 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Jan Bamberg, aged 41, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Gdansk" from Danzig, Poland [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6G7-YY4 : 6 December 2014), Jan Bamberg, 23 Jan 1921; citing departure port Danzig, Poland, arrival port New York, ship name Gdansk, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bamberg (post 1700)


  • Justin Tyler Bamberg (b. 1987), American personal injury trial lawyer with Bamberg Legal, LLC and politician, Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (2014-)
  • Tobias Bamberg (1812-1870), Dutch professional magician, oldest son of David Bamberg, member of the Bamberg Magical Dynasty
  • David Leendert Bamberg (1787-1869), Dutch professional magician, son of Eliaser Bamberg, member of the Bamberg Magical Dynasty
  • Eliaser Bamberg (1760-1833), Dutch professional magician, son of Jasper Bamberg, member of the Bamberg Magical Dynasty
  • Jasper Bamberg (1698-1780), Dutch alchemist and necromancer, founder of the Bamberg Magical Dynasty
  • David Tobias Bamberg (1843-1914), known as Papa Bamberg, Dutch court magician to King William III of the Netherlands, member of the Bamberg Magical Dynasty
  • David Tobias "Theodore" Bamberg (1904-1974), known as Fu Manchu, English magician, the sixth and final member of the Bamberg Magical Dynasty, son of Tobias Bamberg
  • Tobias "Theo" Leendert Bamberg (1875-1963), Dutch-born, professional magician, son of David Bamberg, member of the Bamberg Magical Dynasty
  • Harold Rolf Bamberg (b. 1923), British army Commander, who received the Order of the British Empire, and was later chairman of Bamberg Group Ltd.(1968)

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68Y-H4Z : 6 December 2014), Richard Bamberg, 19 Oct 1920; citing departure port Hamilton, Ontario, arrival port New York, ship name Santa Eulalia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66W-DM4 : 6 December 2014), Peter Bamberg, 04 Aug 1920; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Edith, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6N2-KMD : 6 December 2014), Chandler Bamberg, 19 Nov 1921; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Paris, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6V3-DWG : 6 December 2014), David Bamberg, 01 Apr 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6G7-YY4 : 6 December 2014), Jan Bamberg, 23 Jan 1921; citing departure port Danzig, Poland, arrival port New York, ship name Gdansk, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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