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 Aldenbourg, 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 Aldenbourg 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.
Early Origins of the Aldenbourg family
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Early History of the Aldenbourg family
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Aldenbourg Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Altenburg, Altenberger, Aldenberg, Aldenbourg, Aldanburg, Altenburg and many more.
Early Notables of the Aldenbourg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aldenbourg family to the New World and Oceana
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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