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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Braidenstein family. Braidenstein is a local name, first used as a surname for someone who lived in Bavaria. The family name Braidenstein originated in the region during the Middle Ages, when Bavaria was characterized by feudalism, court intrigue, and heroic battles. The Braidenstein family participated in the struggles for power and control of the territory. They also played an influential role in the social, economic and political development of the region of Bavaria. The Braidenstein family further increased its prestige by acquiring estates in distant regions of the German Empire.

Braidenstein Early Origins



The surname Braidenstein was first found in Bavaria, where the name Braidenstein emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century on, the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Braidenstein Spelling Variations


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Braidenstein Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Braidenstein include Braidenstein, Braydenstein, Braiedenstein, Braedenstein, Braidenstien, Braydenstien, Braiedenstien and many more.

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Braidenstein Early History


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Braidenstein Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Braidenstein research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Braidenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Braidenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Braidenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Braidensteins to arrive in North America, and among them were: settlers who established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Braidenstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Braidenstein 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 26 March 2014 at 14:22.

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