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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.

Blumenfeld Early Origins




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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Blumenfeld (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Blumenfeld Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Blumenfeld 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 October 2015 at 03:07.

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