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Bilstein Early Origins



The surname Bilstein was first found in Hessen, 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 become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Bilstein Spelling Variations


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Bilstein Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bielstein, Bielsteinn, Bielestein, Biellestein, Bielstien, Bielsteine and many more.

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Bilstein Early History


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Bilstein Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bilstein research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1148, 1195, and 1301 are included under the topic Early Bilstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bilstein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bilstein Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bilstein 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 were:

Bilstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Bilstein, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Louis Bilstein, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
  • Carl Bilstein, aged 16, who landed in America, in 1895

Bilstein Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alma Bilstein, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1904
  • Alma Bilstein, aged 46, who arrived at New York, N.Y., in 1912
  • Marie Bilstein, aged 24, who settled in America from Paris, France, in 1913

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Bilstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bilstein 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 9 June 2012 at 14:17.

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