Battenberg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Battenberg family

The surname Battenberg was first found in the Rhineland, where the family was anciently seated.

Early History of the Battenberg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battenberg research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1506, 1539, 1555, 1851, 1852, 1854, 1857, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Battenberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Battenberg 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 Battenberg include Batenberg, Batenberger, Battenberg, Battenberger, Battenburg, Battenburger, Batenburg, Batenburger, Battenbergg, Battenbergger, Batenbergg, Batenbergger, Battenburgg and many more.

Early Notables of the Battenberg family (pre 1700)

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United States Battenberg migration to the United States +

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Battenberg were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Battenberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Herman Battenberg, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Herman Battenberg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Christian Battenberg, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Christian Battenberg, who arrived in New York City in 1782
Battenberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Battenberg, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1855


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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