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Bammberger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Bammberger family. The Bammberger surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in the city of Bamberg in Bavaria. Formerly called Upper Franconia and later a part of Prussia, Bamberg was the capital of a powerful ecclesiastical state between 1007 and 1702. In Bavaria, the Bammberger family was prominent in social affairs and it formed alliances with other families under the Feudal System. The family name Bammberger can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when Bavaria was a region characterized by feudalism, knighthood, and court intrigue. During these turbulent feudal times, when political and religious alliances changed frequently, heroic battles over power, prestige, and territory were fought by competing noble families.


Early Origins of the Bammberger family


The surname Bammberger was first found in Franconia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Saint Otto of Bamberg (German: Otto von Bamberg, Polish: Otton z Bambergu) (c. 1060-1139) was a medieval German bishop and missionary who, as papal legate, converted much of Pomerania to Christianity. He was Chancellor of the Holy Roman Empire in 1101

Early History of the Bammberger family


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Bammberger 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 Bammberger include Bamberg, Bammberg, Bambergh, Bambergg, Bamburg, Baumberg, Bamberger, Bamburger, Baumberger and many more.

Early Notables of the Bammberger family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bammberger family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bammberger or a variant listed above: Christophel Bamberg, who settled in Philadelphia in 1761; Wilhelm August Bamberg came to America in 1854 with his wife Karoline. Adam Val Bamberger arrived in Texas in 1845.

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