Birnbaum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Birnbaum family

The surname Birnbaum was first found in Germany, where the name Bierbaum came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Birnbaum family

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Birnbaum Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bierbaum, Bierbaumer, Birnbaum, Beerbohm and many more.

Early Notables of the Birnbaum family (pre 1700)

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Birnbaum Ranking

In the United States, the name Birnbaum is the 9,866th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Birnbaum migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Birnbaum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joachim Birnbaum, who arrived in New York in 1749
  • Joachim Birnbaum, who arrived in New York, NY in 1749 [2]
Birnbaum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Birnbaum, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802

Canada Birnbaum migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Birnbaum Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Birnbaum, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1781

Contemporary Notables of the name Birnbaum (post 1700) +

  • Nathan Birnbaum (1896-1996), birth name of George Burns, American Academy Award winning comedian, actor and writer whose career spanned vaudeville, radio, film and television, one half of the comedy duo Burns and Allen, known for his lines "As a matter of fact" and "Goodnight Gracie"
  • Roger Birnbaum (b. 1950), American film producer, former co-CEO and co-Chairman of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Steve Birnbaum (b. 1991), American Major League Soccer player
  • Stephen Birnbaum (1937-1991), American travel writer and editor
  • Morton Birnbaum (1926-2005), American physician
  • Norman Birnbaum (1926-2019), American sociologist
  • Amy Birnbaum, American voice actress and singer, who works on the properties of 4Kids Entertainment
  • Alfred Birnbaum (b. 1955), American translator
  • Norman Birnbaum (1926-2019), American sociologist, emeritus professor at the Georgetown University Law Center
  • Allan Birnbaum (1923-1976), American statistician who contributed to statistical inference, foundations of statistics, statistical genetics, statistical psychology, and history of statistics
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Jakob Birnbaum (d. 1912), aged 24, Belgian First Class passenger from Antwerp, Belgium who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by --CS Mackay-Bennett [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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