Weinburg Surname History
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The ancient roots of the Weinburg family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Weinburg surname, was a local name, for someone who lived near a vineyard on a hillside. The name Weinberg was originally derived from the Old German word Winberc, which is composed of the elements win, meaning wine and berc, meaning hill. The surname Weinberg is also an occupational name for a person who worked in a vineyard. In Bavaria, the Weinberg family possessed vast estates and lived in an elegant feudal manor.
Early Origins of the Weinburg family
The surname Weinburg was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.
Early History of the Weinburg family
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Weinburg Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Weinburg include Weinberg, Weinburg, Weinberger, Weinsberg, Weinsperg and many more.
Early Notables of the Weinburg family (pre 1700)
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Weinburg migration to the United States +
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Weinburg surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Weinburg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Weinburg, who landed in Mississippi in 1856 
- Martin Weinburg, who arrived in Mississippi in 1856 
Contemporary Notables of the name Weinburg (post 1700) +
- Harry E. Weinburg, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html