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The German surname Aldenberg emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom. The name Aldenberg, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Germany. In the Holy Roman Empire, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. When coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname. The Aldenberg family originally lived in one of the numerous places named Alten in Germany. In the border regions of France, Switzerland and Austria, there are a multitude of villages, towns and cities by this name. The most familiar city of Alten, however, is in Prussia. Located in a mountainous region of the Hanover province close to the Ocker river, it was established in the 15th century by miners who worked in the silver mines.

Aldenberg Early Origins



The surname Aldenberg was first found in Oldenburg, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Aldenburg became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Aldenberg Spelling Variations


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Aldenberg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Altenburg, Altenberger, Aldenberg, Aldenbourg, Aldanburg, Altenburg and many more.

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Aldenberg Early History


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Aldenberg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aldenberg research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1651, 1653, 1732, 1734, 1801, 1584 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Aldenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Aldenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Aldenberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aldenberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Altenberger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1737. Adolph Altenburg settled in Philadelphia in 1876; Johannes Altenberger settled in Philadelphia in 1737..

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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Aldenberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Aldenberg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 January 2014 at 10:43.

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