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From the historical and enchanting region of Hessen, which reaches from the city of Kassel to the river Main, and extends from the Rhine to the borders of Thuringia and Bavaria, emerged the distinguished Baumbach family. The Germanic tribe of the Chatten, who were loyal subjects of the Franks and who remained in their homeland instead migrating with the other Germanic tribes, originally inhabited these lands. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the tribes were converted to Christianity by St. Boniface, and Mainz became the seat of an Archbishop. The present capital of Hessen is Wiesbaden, although the most important city of this region has long been Frankfurt, the financial heart of modern Germany. Frankfurt was an Imperial City for centuries, the place of coronation for the German Holy Roman Emperors since 1562, as well as the seat of the German National Assembly in the 19th century.

Early Origins of the Baumbach family

The surname Baumbach was first found in Hessen, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. They appeared in mediaeval chronicles in 1246 and 1295, and Ludovicus de Baumbach lived in 1337. In its later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Baumbach family

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Baumbach Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Baumbach, Baumback, Baumbeck, Baumbacher and others.

Early Notables of the Baumbach family (pre 1700)

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Baumbach Ranking

In the United States, the name Baumbach is the 12,687th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Baumbach migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baumbach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henri Baumbach, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782 [2]
Baumbach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Caspar Baumbach, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [2]
  • Wilhelm Baumbach, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Hermann Baumbach, who landed in New York, NY in 1859 [2]
  • Emil Baumbach, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1877
  • Fred Baumbach, age 23, settled in Texas in 1896

Canada Baumbach migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baumbach Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Baumbach, aged 12, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Baumbach (post 1700) +

  • Noah Baumbach (b. 1969), American writer, director, and actor
  • Richard Carter Baumbach (b. 1929), American Surgeon in Pennsylvania
  • Fred von Baumbach, American politician, Secretary of State of Minnesota, 1880-87; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Minnesota, 1909 [3]
  • Rudolf Baumbach (1840-1905), German poet

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  2. 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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