Breidenstein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Breidenstein family

The surname Breidenstein was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Breidenstein family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Breidenstein research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1837, 1856, and 1871 are included under the topic Early Breidenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Breidenstein Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Breitenstein, Britenstine, Bridenstine, Bridenstein, Breitenberg, Breittenberg, Breitenberge, Breidenbergs, Breidenbberg, Breitenbach, Breidenbach, Breidenstein, Breitenberger, Breitenbuck, von Riedt and many more.

Early Notables of the Breidenstein family (pre 1700)

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United States Breidenstein migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Breidenstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Breidenstein, who settled in America in 1776
  • Elias Breidenstein, who settled in New York, NY in 1782
  • Elias Breidenstein, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Breidenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Breidenstein, who settled in Philadelphia in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Breidenstein (post 1700) +

  • Ralph Breidenstein, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Missouri State House of Representatives from Clark County, 1964 [2]
  • Mildred Breidenstein, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1956 [2]
  • Carl Heinrich Breidenstein (1796-1876), Germany's first professor of musicology
  • Major Wilhelm Breidenstein, German Operations Officer of the 708th Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) (1943-1944)
  • Angela Breidenstein, professor at Trinity University


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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