Birkenstock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Birkenstock family

The surname Birkenstock was first found in Bohemia, where the name Birken was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Records show that the name Birken stems originally from the ancient line of Berka which first appeared in Bohemia around 1003. 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.

Early History of the Birkenstock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birkenstock research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1501, 1554, 1626, 1654, 1681, 1745, 1800, and 1868 are included under the topic Early Birkenstock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Birkenstock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Birken, Birkener, Birkner, Birck, Bircken, Birckner, Birchen, Birch, Birkenstock and many more.

Early Notables of the Birkenstock family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Birkenstock included Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer (1800-1868), who was a well-known actress and dramatist. Sixtus Birck (1501-1554) was a schoolteacher who converted to...
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United States Birkenstock migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Birkenstock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gregor Birkenstock, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1859


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