A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Lubin, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia
, known for its beauty, industry and military power. However, in the medieval era, Prussia
was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire
, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
and East Prussia
. The Lubin family emerged in Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany
. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia
had incorporated East Prussia
, West Prussia
and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the German Unification.
Early Origins of the Lubin family
The surname Lubin was first found in Prussia
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Lubin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lubin research.Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1725 and 1725 are included under the topic Early Lubin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lubin 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 Lubin include Lubin, Luben, Lubyn, Lubine, Lubke, Lubken, Lubcken, Lubchen and many more.
Early Notables of the Lubin family (pre 1700)
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lubin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lubin family to the New World and Oceana
Since medieval times, the state of Prussia
has played an important part in the history of Germany
. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Lubin or a variant listed above: J. Lubinsky, who arrived in Texas with his wife in 1855; Georg Lubcken, who came to Philadelphia in 1734; and George Lubke, who came to Pennsylvania in 1741..
Contemporary Notables of the name Lubin (post 1700)
- Isador Lubin (b. 1896), American economist, U.S. Commissioner of Labour Statistics (1933-45), the Special Assistant to President Roosevelt (1941-45), and Minister of the Economic and Social Council of the U.N. (1950-53)
- Steven Lubin (b. 1942), American pianist, a member of the Mozartian Players, and a teacher at Juilliard