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The German surname Altenberger 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 Altenberger, 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 Altenberger 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.

Altenberger Early Origins



The surname Altenberger 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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Altenberger Spelling Variations


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Altenberger Spelling Variations



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

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Altenberger Early History


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Altenberger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Altenberger 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 Altenberger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Altenberger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Altenberger Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Altenberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Altenberger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1737
  • Johannes Altenberger settled in Philadelphia in 1737
  • Joh Altenberger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johannes Altenberger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737

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Contemporary Notables of the name Altenberger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Altenberger (post 1700)



  • Herman G. Altenberger, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1934, 1936

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Altenberger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Altenberger 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.

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