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Early Origins of the Habsburg family

The surname Habsburg was first found in Baden, 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 held the crown of the Holy Roman Empire from 1440 to 1918. They branched into many royal houses, becoming the crown heads of Austria, Spain Hungary, Bohemia, areas of France, Holland, the Netherlands, and others, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Habsburg family

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Habsburg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Habsburg, Hapsburg, Habspurg, Habsperg, Hapspurg and many more.

Early Notables of the Habsburg family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Habsburg family to the New World and Oceana

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 and Canada in the 18th and 19th centuries..

Contemporary Notables of the name Habsburg (post 1700)

  • Géza von Habsburg (b. 1940), Archduke of Austria
  • Gabriela von Habsburg (b. 1956), Archduchess of Austria
  • Francesca von Habsburg (b. 1958), Archduchess of Austria
  • Georg von Habsburg (b. 1964), referred to in Austria as Georg Habsburg-Lothringen, in Hungary as Habsburg György, and by his royal name as Archduke Georg of Austria
  • Eleonore Habsburg (b. 1994), also known as Eleonore von Habsburg-Lothringen, is an Austrian fashion model and member of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine
  • Karl von Habsburg (b. 1961), also known as Karl of Austria and Archduke of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia
  • Otto von Habsburg (1912-2011), also known by his traditional royal title of Archduke Otto of Austria, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary from 1916 until the dissolution of the empire in 1919

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