Blumberg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Blumberg is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. Numerous Jewish surnames are ornamental surnames, which are names that have an ornamental value and are not necessarily related to the localities, occupations, nicknames or given names of the first person that used the name. However, ornamental names were often derived from elements that described locations or features of geography, animals and birds, occupations or personal names. The Ashkenazic Jewish name Blumberg is an ornamental name derived from the Yiddish word blum and the German word blume, which mean flower.

Blumberg migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blumberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jurgen Blumberg, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
  • Mr Blumberg, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
Blumberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Blumberg, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blumberg (post 1700)

  • George Blumberg (1903-1960), American businessman and politician, member of the New York State Assembly in 1926
  • Dr. Alan F. Blumberg, American oceanographer
  • Judy Blumberg (b. 1960), American former ice dancer, a three-time World Championship bronze medalist, inducted into the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1996
  • Rachel Blumberg, American drummer and singer
  • Alex Blumberg, American award-winning producer for the public radio and television
  • Baruch Samuel Blumberg (b. 1925), American scientist and recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Medicine for identifying the Hepatitis B virus
  • Jacob Moritz Blumberg (1873-1955), German Jewish surgeon and gynaecologist, eponym of the Blumberg sign which is indicative of peritonitis

Citations

  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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