The roots of the distinguished German surname Blumenau lie in the northern province of Schleswig-Holstein. The name is derived from the Middle Low German "blom," or the German word "blume," meaning "flower;" thus, it was likely originally borne by someone living near a flowering meadow, or was perhaps an occupational
name for a gardener or florist.
Early Origins of the Blumenau family
The surname Blumenau was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The first known bearer of the name was Lüdeke Blome, who was a resident of Hamburg in 1258.
Early History of the Blumenau family
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Blumenau Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Blom, Blum, Blomberg, Blome, Blumefeld, Blommaert, Blommer, Blommen, Blommestein, Blommesteyn, Blume, Blumegen, Blümel, Blumenau, Blumenbach, Blumnenthal, Blümner, Blomgarten, Blohm and many more.
Early Notables of the Blumenau family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Blumenau in this period include Samuel Blommaert (Bloemaert, Blommaerts, Blommaart, Blomert) (1583-1651), a Flemish/Dutch merchant and director of the Dutch West India Company from 1622 to 1629 and again from 1636 to 1642; Gustav... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blumenau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blumenau family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bernhard Jansen Blom, who came to New York in 1637; Phillip Blom and his wife Barbara, who settled in Philadelphia in 1803; Nicholas Blohm, who immigrated to Baltimore in 1834.