The distinguished and ancient German surname Lichtenborgh is derived from "Lichtenberg," the name of a village on the Elbe river. The place name is composed of the German elements "licht," meaning "light," and "berg," meaning "mountain."
Early Origins of the Lichtenborgh family
The surname Lichtenborgh was first found in Thuringia, where the family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging feudal
society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions in the Duchy of Saxe Coburg.
Early History of the Lichtenborgh family
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Lichtenborgh Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lichtenberger, Lichtenborgh, Lichtenburg and others.
Early Notables of the Lichtenborgh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lichtenborgh family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Caspar Lichtenberger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1752; Jakob Lichtenberg, a Hessian mercenary who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia after fighting in the American Revolution, Adam Lichtenberger, who was naturalized in Indiana in 1839.