Bielwitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Bielwitz 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.
Early Origins of the Bielwitz family
The surname Bielwitz 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.
Early History of the Bielwitz family
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Bielwitz Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Beulewitz, Beullwitz, Beulwittz, Beullewitz, Bullewitz, Bulwitz, Belwitz, Bielwitz and many more.
Early Notables of the Bielwitz family (pre 1700)
Notable members of the surname Bielwitz in this period were Carl August von Beulwitz, who served as a Prussian major general and died in 1799. Heinrich Emil Friedrich August von...
Migration of the Bielwitz family
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.