Basedow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Basedow family

The surname Basedow was first found in Mecklenburg, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Basedow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Basedow research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1552, 1723, 1790, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Basedow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Basedow Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Basedow, Bassedow, Basedau, Bassedoe, Basdow, Basdoe and many more.

Early Notables of the Basedow family (pre 1700)

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United States Basedow migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Basedow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adolph Basedow, who settled in New York, NY in 1869

Contemporary Notables of the name Basedow (post 1700) +

  • Rainer Basedow (1938-2022), German film, television, and voice actor, best known as the voice of Pumbaa in the Lion King franchise
  • Karl Adolph von Basedow (1799-1854), German physician, eponym of Graves-Basedow disease
  • Johann Bernhard Basedow (1723-1790), German educator
  • Herbert Basedow (1881-1933), Australian anthropologist, geologist, explorer and medical practitioner, youngest son of Martin Peter Friedrich Basedow
  • Johannes Cristoff Basedow (1841-1901), founder of Basedow Wines in South Australia, son of Martin Peter Friedrich Basedow
  • Martin Peter Friedrich Basedow (1829-1902), Australian teacher, newspaper proprietor and politician


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