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The ancestral home of the Betenbeken family was in the German state of Bavaria. Betenbeken is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria. The family acquired a prestigious reputation in this area and increased its influence as branches of the same house purchased new lands, often in areas beyond Bavaria. The acquisition of new estates, combined with their numerous contributions to German culture and society, made the Bettenbecks prosperous members of the area's landed gentry.

Betenbeken Early Origins



The surname Betenbeken was first found in Bavaria, where the name Bettenbecken came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. The influence of the family increased as branches of the same house acquired new estates, often in new areas beyond Bavaria. The acquisition of new estates, combined with their great contributions to society, succeeded in elevating their social status.

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Betenbeken Spelling Variations


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Betenbeken 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 Betenbeken include Bettenbecken, Betenbecken, Bettenbechen, Bettenbeken, Betenbechen, Betenbeken, Bettinbecken, Bettenbecker, Bettenbeckel, Bettenbeckele, Bettenbeckle, Betenbecker, Betenbeckle, Betenbeckel, Betenbeckele, Bettenbecher, Bettenbechel, Bettenbechele, Bettenbechle, Bettenbeker, Bettenbekel, Bettenbekele, Bettenbekle, Betenbecher, Betenbechel, Betenbechele and many more.

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Betenbeken Early History


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Betenbeken Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Betenbeken research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Betenbeken History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Betenbeken Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Betenbeken Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Betenbeken or a variant listed above: Michael Bedenbaugh, who arrived in South Carolina in 1752.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Betenbeken Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Betenbeken 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 19 February 2013 at 09:38.

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