Baumberger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Baumberger family was in the German state of Bavaria. Baumberger is a local name for a person who 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 Baumberger family was prominent in social affairs and it formed alliances with other families under the Feudal System. The family name Baumberger 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 Baumberger family

The surname Baumberger 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

Important Dates for the Baumberger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baumberger research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1788, 1246, 1823 and 1899 are included under the topic Early Baumberger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baumberger Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Baumberger include Bamberg, Bammberg, Bambergh, Bambergg, Bamburg, Baumberg, Bamberger, Bamburger, Baumberger and many more.

Early Notables of the Baumberger family (pre 1700)

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Baumberger migration to the United States

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baumberger or a variant listed above:

Baumberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Carl Baumberger who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Carl Baumberger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747 [1]
  • Charles Baumberger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Baumberger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Baumberger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1864 [1]
  • John Baumberger who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1864

Contemporary Notables of the name Baumberger (post 1700)

  • Theodore Shriver Baumberger (b. 1925), American state agency executive

Citations

  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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