Early Origins of the B÷benhausen family
Rhineland and Hessen, where the family was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Chronicles also trace branches of this noble family back to Swabia and Franconia. From early on they held estates on the Main river, as well as in Hanau, Nassau, Isenburg, Darmstadt, and Wurzburg. The family was already highly regarded in the year 1246, the year in which the founding father, Friedericus von Babenhausen, died. The ancestral seat of the family is the castle and city Babenhausen in the duchy of Hessen. Two other Hessian villages took on the name Bobenhausen, one in the county of Lissberg and the other in the county Ulrichstein.
Early History of the B÷benhausen family
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B÷benhausen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bobenhausen, Bobenhaussen, Boebenhausen, Boebenhaussen, Bobenhossen, Bobenheuser, Bobenhuyzen, Babenhausen and many more.
Early Notables of the B÷benhausen family (pre 1700)
Prominent figures of the time who bore the name B÷benhausen were Heinrich von Bobenhausen of Kron-Weissenburg (d.1595), who was the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order of Knights (1572-1590). Wilhelm Ernst von Bobenhausen was the mayor of Weilburg in...
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Migration of the B÷benhausen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johanes Bobenheuser, who came to Philadelphia in 1738. Johannes Bobenhuyzen also arrived in Philadelphia in the same year.
Contemporary Notables of the name B÷benhausen (post 1700)
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