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The surname Belwitz is a name that originated in Thuringia, which is located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east. During the 2nd and 3rd centuries, this territory was a kingdom of the Germanic Hermunderen, but the Franks and the Saxons conquered the land in the mid-6th century. Thuringia was brought under the rule of Franconian counts by Charles Martel and Charlemagne founded the Thuringian Mark in 804 as a defensive region against the Slavs. Thuringia's history has been closely associated with Saxony's. In the late 15th century, Thuringia was divided in to four main principalities: Sachsen-Weimar, Sachsen-Altenburg, Sachsen-Coburg, and Sachsen-Meiningen. Thuringia retained its independent status until it became a part of the German Empire after the Unification of 1871.

Belwitz Early Origins



The surname Belwitz was first found in Thuringia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. Chronicles suggest that the original founders of this great family themselves stemmed from ancient Serbian tribes who moved into the area before the 10th century. The ancestral manor was named Beulwitz, and it stood on the banks of the Salle river near Saalfeld in the heart of the Thuringian forest.

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Belwitz Spelling Variations


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Belwitz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Beulewitz, Beullwitz, Beulwittz, Beullewitz, Bullewitz, Bulwitz, Belwitz, Bielwitz and many more.

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Belwitz Early History


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Belwitz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belwitz research. Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1265, 1799 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Belwitz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Belwitz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belwitz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable members of the surname Belwitz in this period were Carl August von Beulwitz, who served as a Prussian major general and died in 1799. Heinrich Emil Friedrich August von...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belwitz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: members of the family who settled on the eastern Atlantic seaboard in the 19th century.

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    Other References

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    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Belwitz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Belwitz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 July 2014 at 15:43.

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