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Early Origins of the Bethlen family

The surname Bethlen was first found in Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and becoming noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Bethlen family

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Bethlen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bethlem, Bethlemm, Betthlem, Bethllem, Bethelem, Bethlam, Betthlam, Bethllam and many more.

Early Notables of the Bethlen family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Bethlen were Farkas Bethlen de Bethlen (1639-1679), Hungarian noble in the Principality of Transylvania, Chancellor of Transylvania from 1678 to 1679; and Gabriel Bethlen (1580-1629), a prince of Transylvania, who was the most famous representative of the Iktari branch. He was born at...
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Migration of the Bethlen family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: members of the family who settled in North America during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bethlen (post 1700)

  • Count Stephen Bethlen, Transylvanian politician, who became the Hungarian premier (1921–31)
  • Count István Bethlen (1874-1951), Hungarian statesman

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