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Grafenstein Early Origins



The surname Grafenstein was first found in Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic, and political affairs.

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Grafenstein Spelling Variations


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Grafenstein Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Graffenstein, Grafenstein, Graffensteiner, Grafensteiner, Grafensteen, Graffensteen, Graffenstine and many more.

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Grafenstein Early History


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Grafenstein Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Grafenstein research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1763 is included under the topic Early Grafenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Grafenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Grafenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Grafenstein Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grafenstein Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elsa Grafenstein, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Stockholm, in 1904
  • Mathilde Grafenstein, aged 17, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Raimond Grafenstein, aged 7, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Anna Grafenstein, aged 70, who landed in America from Stockholm, in 1906
  • Theodor Grafenstein, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Grafenstein (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Grafenstein (post 1700)



  • Andreas Gräfenstein, German director, winner at the Tampere International Short Film Festival for Left Behind (2009)
  • Ben Von Grafenstein, German Biberach Film Festival Award winning editor and director

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Grafenstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Grafenstein 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 24 October 2013 at 15:13.

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