The ancestral home of the Braiedenstein family is Bavaria
. Braiedenstein is a local
name for a person who lived in Bavaria. The family name Braiedenstein originated in the region during the Middle Ages, when Bavaria
was characterized by feudalism
, court intrigue, and heroic battles. The Braiedenstein 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 Braiedenstein family further increased its prestige by acquiring estates in distant regions of the German Empire.
Early Origins of the Braiedenstein family
The surname Braiedenstein 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.
Early History of the Braiedenstein family
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Braiedenstein Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Braiedenstein include Braidenstein, Braydenstein, Braiedenstein, Braedenstein, Braidenstien, Braydenstien, Braiedenstien and many more.
Early Notables of the Braiedenstein family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Braiedenstein family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Braiedenstein or a variant listed above: settlers who established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.