Biswanger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Biswanger family

The surname Biswanger was first found in Swabia, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Biswanger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biswanger research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Biswanger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Biswanger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Biswanger, Bieswange, Binswangen, Biswange, Beiswangg, Bischwang and many more.

Early Notables of the Biswanger family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Biswanger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Biswanger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Biswanger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Biswanger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730
  • Peter Biswanger, who landed in America in 1730 [1]
Biswanger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Erhard Biswanger, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846
  • Ottmar Biswanger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Biswanger (post 1700) +

  • Raymond Adam Biswanger (b. 1922), American educator
  • Erwin Biswanger (b. 1896), German actor
  • Raymond Adam Biswanger (b. 1922), chairman of the English Department at Slippery Rock College in Pennsylvania


  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)


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