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The German surname Bluemel 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 system.

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The surname Bluemel 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Blum, Blumm, Blume, Blumen, Bluem and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bluemel research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1662 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Bluemel History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bluemel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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.

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The Bluemel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bluemel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 27 February 2012 at 18:30.

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