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The name Ginsberg is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. The surname Ginsberg is a habitational name, derived from the places named Gunzberg, in Bavaria, Günzburg, in Swabia, or Gintsshprik, which is the Yiddish name for Königsburg, in East Prussia.

Ginsberg Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ginsberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Jacob Ginsberg, who arrived in America in 1750-1753 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Joh Jacob Ginsberg, who settled in America in 1750-1753
  • Johann Georg Ginsberg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johann Peter Ginsberg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johannes Engel Ginsberg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
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Ginsberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ida Ginsberg, who settled in New York, NY in 1867
  • Anna Ginsberg, who settled in New York, NY in 1870
  • Chaskel Ginsberg, who settled in New York, NY in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ginsberg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ginsberg (post 1700)



  • William Ginsberg (1930-2006), American attorney, environmentalist, author and professor of environmental law
  • Harold Samuel "Harry" Ginsberg (1917-2003), American microbiologist
  • Frances Ginsberg (1955-2010), American opera singer
  • Marc Charles Ginsberg, American diplomat, US Ambassador to Morocco (1994-1998)
  • Benjamin Ginsberg (b. 1947), American political scientist and professor at Johns Hopkins University
  • Myron Nathan "Joe" Ginsberg (1926-2012), American Major League Baseball catcher who played from 1948 to 1962
  • Irwin Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997), American poet, a leading figures of the Beat Generation and known for his Ginsberg's theorem, a parody of the laws of thermodynamics
  • Morris Ginsberg FBA (1889-1970), Lithuanian-British sociologist, founding chairman of the British Sociological Association, editor of The Sociological Review in the 1930s, President of the Aristotelian Society from 1942 to 1943

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