The distinguished surname Beguelin came from the German state of Prussia
. This state was known for its majestic landscape, its advanced industrial technology, its military prowess, and for its contributions to European culture. 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 Beguelin 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.
Early Origins of the Beguelin family
The surname Beguelin was first found in Prussia
, where the family was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history.
Early History of the Beguelin family
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Beguelin Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Beguelin include Beguelin, Begguelin, Beguellin, Beguelinn, Begelin, Begellin, Beglin, Begglin, Beguelan, Begguelan, Beglan, Begelan, Beggelan, Beguelen, Begguelen, Beguellen, Begelen, Begellen, Beglen and many more.
Early Notables of the Beguelin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beguelin family to the New World and Oceana
played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany
until after the Second World War. Prussia
was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Beguelin were Daniel Begglin who was recorded as having arrived in Allegheny County in 1846; James Beglin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1858; Germann Beglin, who arrived in Philadelphia, in 1875..
Contemporary Notables of the name Beguelin (post 1700)
- Chad Beguelin (b. 1969), American playwright and lyricist
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