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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Bornholdt family. The Bornholdt surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Franconia. The Bornholdt family emerged as a notable family in Bavaria in the Middle Ages and became noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. During this time, when Europe was characterized by feudalism, chivalry, and knighthood, heroic battles over power and prestige were fought between the noble families. In an age of rapidly changing political and religious alliances, the Bornholdt declared their loyalty to many different nobles and princes who sought their support in the conflicts of the day. Consequently, the Bornholdt family made a vital contribution to the ancient German traditions of military initiation, legality, and chivalry.

Bornholdt Early Origins



The surname Bornholdt was first found in Franconia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Bornholdt Early History


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Bornholdt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bornholdt research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1742 is included under the topic Early Bornholdt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bornholdt Spelling Variations


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Bornholdt 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 Bornholdt include Bernhold, Bernholdt, Bernholde, Bernholt, Bernehold, Berneholdt, Berneholt, Baernhold, Baernholdt, Baerenholdt, Baerenhold, Barenhold and many more.

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Bornholdt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bornholdt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bornholdt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bornholdt or a variant listed above: Johan Bernhold, who came to Maryland in 1772. Anton Bernhold arrived in Philadelphia in 1860.

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