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
Early History of the Bebenbergg family
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Bebenbergg Spelling Variations
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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