The German surname Bluem emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony
, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems Rivers. Lower Saxony
was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom. In the Middle Ages, many of the Saxon lands were a part of the Holy Roman Empire
, which was characterized by the feudal
Early Origins of the Bluem family
The surname Bluem was first found in Lower Saxony
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the Hanover region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. From the 14th century the name was associated with a Patrician family that possessed estates in the Calenberg and Minden region.
Early History of the Bluem family
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Bluem Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Bluem family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bluem family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frantz Blum, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1730; as did Johann Jacob Blum in 1751; and Johann Georg Blum in 1749. Andreas Blume came to Winterhill, Massachusetts in 1777.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bluem (post 1700)
- John Bluem (b. 1953), retired American soccer defender who played from 1975-1976 and coached from 1991-1997
- Norbert Bluem (b. 1935), German Minister of Health for the Kohl government