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Bebenbergg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Bebenbergg family. The Bebenbergg surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that lived in the castle Bebenburg near Bretheim. Rudolph Kuchenmeister, the founding father of the name owned this ancient castle, during the 13th century. After the 16th century, a period of widespread European migration, the Bebenbergg name spread into neighboring regions as members searched for occupations in religious, military, or political service. As a result, numerous different branches of the family name emerged. The two major houses of the name Bebenburg were found in Franconia. The house of Bebenburg proper, which stemmed from the von Kuchenmeister family, held their seat in the canton Rhoen-Werra. The other house, which descended from the Karg von Bebenburg, held their seat in the canton of Gebuerg.

Early Origins of the Bebenbergg family


The surname Bebenbergg was first found in the Franconian canton Rhoen-Werra, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. From early on, there were two separate Franconian houses bearing the name Bebenburg. One house, the Karg von Bebenburg, had their seat in the canton of Gebuerg. The house of Bebenburg proper, however, stemmed from the von Kuchenmeister family and had their seat in the canton Rhoen-Werra. The founding father is taken to be Rudolph Kuchenmeister, who owned the castle Bebenburg near Bretheim around 1230.

Early History of the Bebenbergg family


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Bebenbergg 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 Bebenbergg include Bebenburg, Bebbenburg, Bebbenberg, Bebenberg, Bebenburgg, Bebenbergg and many more.

Early Notables of the Bebenbergg family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bebenbergg family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bebenbergg or a variant listed above: members of the family who settled on the eastern seaboard of the United States.

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