The distinguished family surname Blumental originated in the lands which eventually became the German state of Prussia
. This state was known for its majestic landscape, its rapid industrial growth, its military power, and for its contributions to European culture. However, in the medieval era, Prussia
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire
, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
and East Prussia
. The Blumental family emerged in Brandenburg- Prussia
, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany
. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia
had incorporated East Prussia
, West Prussia
and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.
Early Origins of the Blumental family
The surname Blumental was first found in Brandenburg, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times; this family, according to chronicles, entered the region after the Wenden were driven out around 926 A.D. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation.
Early History of the Blumental family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blumental research.Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1657, 1650, 1701, 1728, 1609, 1657, 1810, 1900, 1864 and 1883 are included under the topic Early Blumental History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blumental Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Blumental include Blumenthal, Blumental, Blumenthaler, Blumentaler and others.
Early Notables of the Blumental family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Blumental during this time period were Joachim Friedrich von Blumenthal (1609-1657), a German nobleman, a diplomat and the founder of the Brandenburg-Prussian Army; and... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blumental Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blumental family to the New World and Oceana
Since medieval times, the state of Prussia
has played an important part in the history of Germany
. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Blumental or a variant listed above: Isodor Blumenthal, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1832; as well as Joseph Blumenthal in 1837; and Simon Blumenthal in 1864. A Dr. Blumenthal came to Texas in 1845..