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The surname Holberg was first found in Bavaria, 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.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Halbherr, Halberr, Hallber, Hallberg, Halberg, Halbhuber, Halbert, Hallbert, Halburg, Hallburg, Helsburg, Hellsburg, Hellsbert and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holberg research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1721, 1731, 1751, 1790 and 1854 are included under the topic Early Holberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Holberg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Holberg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Holberg, who came to Pennsylvania in 1786

Holberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mde Holberg, aged 50, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • Ernst Holberg, who came to New York, NY in 1852
  • Joseph F Holberg, who landed in Mississippi in 1860
  • Jacob Holberg, who arrived in Mississippi in 1872
  • Jacob Holberg, who came to Mississippi in 1872
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    The Holberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holberg 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.

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