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Ginsburg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: German, Jewish


The name Ginsburg 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 Ginsburg 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.

Early Origins of the Ginsburg family



Migration of the Ginsburg family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ginsburg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Ginsburg, who settled in Philadelphia in 1875
  • Nathan Ginsburg, who settled in Illinois in 1895

Ginsburg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ida Ginsburg, who settled in New York, NY in 1907
  • Maria Ginsburg, who settled in New York, NY in 1907
  • A. Ginsburg, aged 23, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Santa Marta" from Cristobal, C.Z. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67L-KZ8 : 6 December 2014), A. Ginsburg, 28 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, ship name Santa Marta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Anna Ginsburg, aged 27, originally from Jiciu, Bohemia, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lafayette" from Le Havre, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HG-5MH : 6 December 2014), Anna Ginsburg, 21 Feb 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Lafayette, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Sara Ginsburg, aged 50, originally from Kalvaria, Lithuania, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CZ-KYH : 6 December 2014), Sara Ginsburg, 20 Dec 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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Contemporary Notables of the name Ginsburg (post 1700)


  • Seymour Ginsburg (1928-2004), American Computer Science pioneer
  • Douglas Howard Ginsburg (b. 1946), judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Charles Ginsburg (1920-1992), American engineer and the leader of a research team at Ampex which developed one of the first practical videotape recorders
  • Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (b. 1933), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67L-KZ8 : 6 December 2014), A. Ginsburg, 28 May 1919; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, ship name Santa Marta, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HG-5MH : 6 December 2014), Anna Ginsburg, 21 Feb 1920; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Lafayette, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6CZ-KYH : 6 December 2014), Sara Ginsburg, 20 Dec 1920; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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