Bemberg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Bemberg family. The Bemberg surname evolved as a local name for a family that 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 Bemberg family was prominent in social affairs and it formed alliances with other families under the Feudal System. The family name Bemberg 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 Bemberg family

The surname Bemberg 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 Bemberg family

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

Bemberg Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bemberg include Bamberg, Bammberg, Bambergh, Bambergg, Bamburg, Baumberg, Bamberger, Bamburger, Baumberger and many more.

Early Notables of the Bemberg family (pre 1700)

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Bemberg migration to the United States

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 Bemberg or a variant listed above:

Bemberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Heinrich Bemberg, who settled in Arkansas in 1884
  • John Bemberg, who landed in Arkansas in 1884 [1]
  • John Heinrich Bemberg, who arrived in Arkansas in 1884 [1]
  • John Henry Bemberg, who landed in Arkansas in 1884 [1]
  • John Henry Julius Bemberg, who arrived in Arkansas in 1884 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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