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Greifenstein Early Origins



The surname Greifenstein was first found in Bavaria, where the name Greif was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Greifenstein Spelling Variations


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Greifenstein Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Greif, Greifen, Greifenberg, Greifenstein, Greiff, Greiffenberg, Greiffenclau, Greiffencranz, Greiffenegg, Greiffenheim, Greiffenklau, Greiffenpfeil, Greiffenstein and many more.

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Greifenstein Early History


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Greifenstein Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Greifenstein research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1790 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Greifenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Greifenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greifenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Greifenstein 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 or some of its variants were: settlers who traveled to the New World and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States in Canada in the 18th and 19th centuries..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Greifenstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greifenstein 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 19 March 2017 at 08:03.

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