Birkner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Birkner family

The surname Birkner 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 Birkner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Birkner 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 Birkner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Birkner 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 Birkner family (pre 1700)

During this early period, notable bearers of the name Birkner 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 Birkner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Birkner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Birkner, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856 [1]
  • George Birkner, who arrived in St Clair County Illinois in 1857 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Birkner (post 1700) +

  • Hans-Joachim Birkner, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 117 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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