Blumenfeld History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Blumenfeld 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 Blumenfeld is an ornamental name derived from the Yiddish word blum and the German word blume, which mean flower.


United States Blumenfeld migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blumenfeld Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David Blumenfeld, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blumenfeld (post 1700) +

  • Ralph David Blumenfeld (1864-1948), American-born journalist, writer and newspaper editor, best known for his work as editor for the British newspaper Daily Express from 1902 to 1932
  • Hugh Blumenfeld (b. 1958), American folk musician and singer-songwriter
  • Amir Schmuel Blumenfeld (b. 1983), Israeli-American writer, comedian, actor, and television host
  • Alan Blumenfeld (b. 1952), American character actor, best known for his role as Maury Parkman in NBC's TV series Heroes
  • Andrzej Stanislaw Blumenfeld (1951-2017), Polish film, television, and voice actor
  • Simon Blumenfeld (1907-2005), Jewish columnist, author, playwright, theatre critic and editor
  • Remy Blumenfeld (b. 1965), French-born, British television executive
  • Benjamin Blumenfeld (1884-1947), Russian chess master who invented the Blumenfeld Gambit
  • Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969), German fashion photographer for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar in the 1940s and 1950s
  • Felix Mikhailovich Blumenfeld (1863-1931), Russian composer, conductor, pianist, and teacher


  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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