Ginsberg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 migration to the United States

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]
  • Joh Jacob Ginsberg, who settled in America in 1750-1753
  • Johann Georg Ginsberg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • Johann Peter Ginsberg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • Johannes Engel Ginsberg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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

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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Citations

  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)
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