Lickteig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Lickteig surname is thought to be habitational in origin, deriving from the place name Lichtenstein. The place name stems from the German words "licht," meaning "light" and "stein" meaning "stone."

Early Origins of the Lickteig family

The surname Lickteig was first found in Franconia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.

Early History of the Lickteig family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lickteig research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1304, 1402, 1466, 1777, and 1889 are included under the topic Early Lickteig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lickteig Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Lickteig include Lichtenstein, Liechtenstein, Lichtensteen, Lichtenstine, Licktenstine, Lichenstine, Lichenstein, Lichenstien, Lichtstein, Lichtstien and many more.

Early Notables of the Lickteig family (pre 1700)

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United States Lickteig migration to the United States +

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lickteig or a variant listed above:

Lickteig Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adam Lickteig, aged 23, originally from Baden, arrived in New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Furst Bismarck" from Hamburg, Germany [1]
  • August Lickteig, aged 32, originally from Mimchweiler, Germany, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "President Lincoln" from Cuxhaven, Germany [2]
  • Alfons Lickteig, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [3]




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