Ginsburg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Ginsburg Ranking

In the United States, the name Ginsburg is the 11,547th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Ginsburg migration to the United States +

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. [2]
  • Anna Ginsburg, aged 27, originally from Jiciu, Bohemia, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Lafayette" from Le Havre, France [3]
  • Sara Ginsburg, aged 50, originally from Kalvaria, Lithuania, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ginsburg (post 1700) +

  • Ruth Bader "RBG" Ginsburg (1933-2020), née Bader, American jurist, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in 2020
  • Douglas Howard Ginsburg (b. 1946), American judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Seymour Ginsburg (1928-2004), American Computer Science pioneer
  • Charles Ginsburg (1920-1992), American engineer and the leader of a research team at Ampex which developed one of the first practical videotape recorders




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