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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
  • Joh Jacob Ginsberg, who came to America in 1750-1753
  • Johann Georg Ginsberg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Johann Peter Ginsberg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Johannes Engel Ginsberg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • ... (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 came to New York, NY in 1867
  • Anna Ginsberg, who settled in New York, NY in 1870
  • Chaskel Ginsberg, who came to 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Ginsberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ginsberg Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 February 2015 at 00:45.

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