Guggenheim History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Guggenheim family

The surname Guggenheim was first found in Bavaria and Franconia, where the name 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.

Important Dates for the Guggenheim family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guggenheim research. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guggenheim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Guggenheim Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kuchenberg, Kuchenheim, Kuchenmeister, Kucher, Kuckelsheim, Kuechenberg, Guckenberg, Kuechenbrod, Kuchenberg, Guchenbrod, Guchenberg, Guggenhiem, Kuggenhiem, Guggenhiemer and many more.

Early Notables of the Guggenheim family (pre 1700)

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Guggenheim migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guggenheim Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Meyer Guggenheim, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Maurice Guggenheim, who landed in Arkansas in 1880 [1]
Guggenheim Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Emanuel Guggenheim, who arrived in Alabama in 1917 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Guggenheim (post 1700)

  • John Simon Guggenheim (1867-1941), American businessman, politician, and philanthropist
  • Marguerite "Peggy" Guggenheim (1898-1979), American art collector, bohemian and socialite
  • Solomon Robert Guggenheim (1861-1949), American businessman, art collector, and philanthropist, founder of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
  • Harry Frank Guggenheim (1890-1971), American businessman, diplomat, publisher, philanthropist, aviator, and horseman
  • Daniel Guggenheim (1856-1930), American mining magnate and philanthropist, son of Meyer Guggenheim
  • Meyer Guggenheim (1828-1905), Swiss-born, American patriarch and entrepreneur who made the family fortune in mining and smelting
  • Eric Guggenheim (b. 1973), American screenwriter
  • Marc Guggenheim (b. 1970), American television writer-producer and a writer for Marvel Comics and DC Comics
  • Philip Davis Guggenheim (b. 1963), American film director and producer
  • Charles Eli Guggenheim (1924-2002), American film director and producer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Guggenheim family

RMS Titanic
  • Benjamin Guggenheim (1865-1912), American businessman, son of Meyer Guggenheim; he was aged 46 aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [2]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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