The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Barwangel family. Barwangel is a local
name. Barwangel is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria
. The family name Barwangel can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when Bavaria
was a region characterized by court intrigue and heroic battles over power and prestige. The Barwangel family was influential to the social and economic development of the region. In an age of rapidly changing political and religious alliances, the bearers of this distinguished name maintained numerous connections with other families in the area.
Early Origins of the Barwangel family
The surname Barwangel was first found in Bavaria
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Berwanger became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the region and the nation.
Early History of the Barwangel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barwangel research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1438 and 1480 are included under the topic Early Barwangel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barwangel Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Barwangel include Berwanger, Berwangen, Berwangger, Berwwanger, Berwangere, Berwanggere, Berewanger, Berewangger, Barwanger, Baerwanger, Barwangen, Baerwangen, Barwangger, Baerwangger, Barwwanger, Baerwwanger, Barwangere, Baerwangere, Barwanggere, Baerwanggere, Barewanger, Baerewanger, Barewangger and many more.
Early Notables of the Barwangel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barwangel family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Barwangels to arrive in North America, and among them were: Phillip Berwanger who was recorded as having arrived in America in 1853; Peter Berwanger who arrived in New York state in 1857; Peter Joseph Berwanger arrived in North America in 1885.