Baumgarten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Baumgarten surname means orchard in German, and was probably originally occupational for someone who worked in an orchard, or topographical for someone who lived in or near an orchard. There are also several villages named for this word.

Early Origins of the Baumgarten family

The surname Baumgarten was first found in East Prussia, where the name came from noble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. They are believed to have been of the order of the Teutonic Knights.

Important Dates for the Baumgarten family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baumgarten research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1712 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Baumgarten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baumgarten Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Baumgarner, Baumgarten, Baumgart, Paumgarten, Baumgartel, Paumgartel, Paumgart, Bomgarten, Baumgarden, Pomgarten, Pomgarden, Baumgartner, Paumgartner, Baumgarden, Bamgardner, Bogart, Bogaard, Bogaart and many more.

Early Notables of the Baumgarten family (pre 1700)

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Baumgarten migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baumgarten Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Baumgarten, who settled in New York city in 1750
  • George Baumgarten, who arrived in New York, NY in 1750 [1]
Baumgarten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Baumgarten, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Wendelin Baumgarten, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1808 [1]
  • Johann Baumgarten, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Friedr Ernst Baumgarten, who arrived in America in 1845 [1]
  • Friedrich Ernst Baumgarten, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Baumgarten (post 1700)

  • Samuel Gottlieb Baumgarten (1744-1774), German botanist
  • Paul Clemens von Baumgarten (1848-1928), German pathologist
  • Michael Baumgarten (1812-1889), German Protestant theologian
  • Hermann Baumgarten (1825-1893), German historian and political publicist
  • Adolf Baumgarten (1915-1942), German boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics

Historic Events for the Baumgarten family

  • Herbert Baumgarten (1920-1941), German Mechanikersobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from
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