Show ContentsBeglin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Beglin came from the German state of Prussia. This state was known for its majestic landscape, its advanced industrial technology, its military prowess, and for its contributions to European culture. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Beglin family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Early Origins of the Beglin family

The surname Beglin was first found in Prussia, where the family was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history.

Early History of the Beglin family

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Beglin 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 Beglin include Beguelin, Begguelin, Beguellin, Beguelinn, Begelin, Begellin, Beglin, Begglin, Beguelan, Begguelan, Beglan, Begelan, Beggelan, Beguelen, Begguelen, Beguellen, Begelen, Begellen, Beglen and many more.

Early Notables of the Beglin family (pre 1700)

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United States Beglin migration to the United States +

Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Beglin or a variant listed above:

Beglin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Beglin, who settled in Philadelphia in 1858
  • Germann Beglin, who arrived in Philadelphia, in 1875

Australia Beglin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Beglin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Lawrence Beglin, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

Contemporary Notables of the name Beglin (post 1700) +

  • Winston J. Beglin, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Midland, Pennsylvania, 1923-30 [1]

  1. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook