The surname Hohenstein was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Important Dates for the Hohenstein family
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Hohenstein Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hohenstein, Hohen, Hohenstraeten, Hohenstaur, Hohensteufen, Hohenthal and many more.
Early Notables of the Hohenstein family (pre 1700)
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Hohenstein migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Hohenstein Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Hohenstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Georg Hohenstein, on record as one of the Hessian Troops in the American War for Independence in 1775
George Hohenstein, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 
Hohenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Jacob Hohenstein, aged 35, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 
Freid Hohenstein, who arrived in Baltimore in 1831
Conrad Hohenstein, Dorothea Hohenstein, Ensilius Hohenstein and others who all applied to emigrate from Wuerttemberg to North America, in 1848-52
Adam Hohenstein, who settled in New York, NY in 1852
David Jesaias Hohenstein, who landed in America in 1855 
^ 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)
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