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The ancient German region of the Rhineland was the original home of the ancestors of the Gruenenwald surname. Gruenenwald was a local name, a type of hereditary surname that identified people by the places where they lived. Landowners were the first to use local names, and they often attached the prefix "von", meaning "of" or "from," to the surname. Often, the use of "von" was a mark of aristocratic birth. Local names are by far the most common style of German hereditary surname. Gruenenwald was a name for someone who lived close to the village green. Gruenenwald is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.

Gruenenwald Early Origins



The surname Gruenenwald was first found in Rhineland, (Strasbourg) where since ancient times the Grunwald family made significant contributions to the region's feudal society. Subsequently, the family became prominent in local affairs and often merged with other distinguished families, some of whom played important roles in the territorial conflicts of the period.

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Gruenenwald Spelling Variations


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Gruenenwald Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Gruenenwald include Gruenwald, Gruenewald, Gruenenwald, Grunewald, Gruenwalt, Grunewalt, Grunenwaldt, Grunewalelt, Grunwald, Grunwaldt and many more.

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Gruenenwald Early History


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Gruenenwald Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gruenenwald research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1694, 1460 and 1528 are included under the topic Early Gruenenwald History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gruenenwald Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gruenenwald Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Gruenenwald 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



Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Gruenenwald, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early: Heinrich Grunewald, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1738. Ludwig C. Gunewald who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1761; Nicholaus Grunenwald and Jacob Grunenwaldt both arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771.

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Citations



    Other References

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    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
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    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Gruenenwald Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gruenenwald 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 27 May 2013 at 08:52.

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