The distinguished family surname Blumenthaler 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 Blumenthaler 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 Blumenthaler family
The surname Blumenthaler 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 Blumenthaler family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blumenthaler 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 Blumenthaler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Blumenthaler 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 Blumenthaler include Blumenthal, Blumental, Blumenthaler, Blumentaler and others.
Early Notables of the Blumenthaler family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Blumenthaler 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 Blumenthaler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Blumenthaler family to the New World and Oceana
played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany
until after the Second World War. Prussia
was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Blumenthaler were 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..