Walburg Surname History

Early Origins of the Walburg family

The surname Walburg was first found in Baden, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area.

Walburge or Walpurga (d. 779?), was an ancient saint, abbess of Heidenheim, the sister of Willibald and Wynnebald. Their legend calls them the children of a certain Richard, but the name is an impossible one. Boniface (680-755) wrote from Germany, asking that the two nuns Lioba and Walburga might be sent to him. "It is therefore supposed that Walburga was with Lioba at Wimborne, and that she went with her to Germany in 752. Legend, no doubt wrongly, makes Walburga accompany her brothers to Italy in 721. She was present at the death of her brother Wynnebald in 761 at Heidenheim. She was living in or after 778, when an anonymous nun wrote lives of her brothers. " [1]

Early History of the Walburg family

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Walburg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Waldburg, Walburg and others.

Early Notables of the Walburg family (pre 1700)

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United States Walburg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Walburg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christophle Walburg, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782 [2]
Walburg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frank Walburg, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870 [2]


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ 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)


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