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The surname Breidenstein was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Breitenstein, Britenstine, Bridenstine, Bridenstein, Breitenberg, Breittenberg, Breitenberge, Breidenbergs, Breidenbberg, Breitenbach, Breidenbach, Breidenstein, Breitenberger, Breitenbuck, von Riedt and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breidenstein research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1837, 1856, and 1871 are included under the topic Early Breidenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Breidenstein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Breidenstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Breidenstein, who came to America in 1776
  • Elias Breidenstein, who settled in New York, NY in 1782
  • Elias Breidenstein, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Breidenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Breidenstein, who came to Philadelphia in 1840
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  • Ralph Breidenstein, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Missouri State House of Representatives from Clark County, 1964
  • Mildred Breidenstein, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956
  • Carl Heinrich Breidenstein (1796-1876), Germany's first professor of musicology
  • Major Wilhelm Breidenstein, German Operations Officer of the 708th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) (1943-1944)
  • Angela Breidenstein, professor at Trinity University
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    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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