Bamberger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Bamberger comes from when the family resided in Banbury, a town in the county of Oxfordshire.
Early Origins of the Bamberger family
The surname Bamberger was first found in Oxfordshire, at Banbury, a market town and civil parish on the River Cherwell, now in the Cherwell District. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Banesberie  but a Saxon chieftain is said to have built a stockade there as early as the 6th century. Literally, the place name means "stronghold of a man called Ban(n)a," from the Old English personal name + "burh."  Banbury Castle was built in 1135 by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln, in a motte and bailey design. King Stephen claimed the castle in 1139 but later that year he returned it to the bishop. Archeological digs in the 1970s confirmed that it was rebuilt between 1225 and 1250. In 1648, it was demolished and stones from the castle were later used to build houses in the town.
Early History of the Bamberger family
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Bamberger Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bamberger include Banbury, Bandbury, Bandebury, Bandury, Bambury, Bamberry and many more.
Early Notables of the Bamberger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bamberger family to Ireland
Some of the Bamberger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bamberger migration to the United States +
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Bamberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Franz Bamberger, who arrived in America in 1783
Bamberger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Carl Charles Bamberger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1838
- Adam Val Bamberger, who arrived in Texas in 1845
- Angelo, Babette, Brian, Caroline, Christine, Heuz, Isaac Bamberger all of whom were recorded as having, who arrived in New York City in 1847
- Therese, Angelo, Babette, Brian, Caroline, Isaac and Christine Bamberger all, who arrived in New York City in 1847
- William Bamberger, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1856
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bamberger (post 1700) +
- Henry Bamberger (b. 1935), prominent American clergyman
- Bernard Jacob Bamberger (b. 1904), American clergyman, Doctor of Divinity
- George Bamberger (1923-2004), U.S. Major League Baseball pitcher
- Simon Bamberger (1846-1926), American Democrat politician, Member of Utah State Senate, 1903-07; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1904, 1924; Governor of Utah, 1917-21 
- Ruth Bamberger, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 7th District, 1996 
- Louis Bamberger (1808-1855), American politician, U.S. Consul in Asuncion, 1855-62 
- Julian Maas Bamberger (1889-1967), American politician, Member of Utah State Senate 
- Ernest Bamberger (1877-1958), American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from Utah, 1920-24, 1935; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Utah, 1922, 1928 
- E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Maryland State Attorney General, 1966 
- Carl A. Bamberger (1903-1970), American Republican politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 68th District, 1964-65, 1968-69 
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Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html