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The origin of the name is the southern German form "Meinhardt," which is a compound of "strength" (Mein) and "bravery" (Hardt).

Meininger Early Origins



The surname Meininger was first found in Pomerania, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Chronicles first mention Meyne Meynen of Barth in Pomerania in 1415, and Heinrich Meyneking of Hanover in 1311. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Meininger Spelling Variations


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Meininger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Meinecke, Meincke, Meinke, Meineken, Meineking, Meinhard, Meinhold, Meininger, Meinart, Meinert, Meinhardt, Mein, Meine, Meinen, Meins, Meiner, Main, Mains, Mainer and many more.

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Meininger Early History


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Meininger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Meininger research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1350, 1704, 1727, 1775, 1797, and 1851 are included under the topic Early Meininger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Meininger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Meininger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Meininger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Meininger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Meininger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748

Meininger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Meininger came to Philadelphia in 1848
  • Karl Meininger, who landed in America in 1849
  • Peter Meininger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867

Meininger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Adam Meininger, aged 41, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Alexander Meininger, aged 6, landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Anna Meininger, aged 43, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Johann Meininger, aged 20, landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Marga Meininger, aged 10, arrived in Quebec in 1893

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Contemporary Notables of the name Meininger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Meininger (post 1700)



  • Louis A. Meininger, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1925-33
  • Albert F. Meininger, American Republican politician, Candidate for Supervisor of Grosse Pointe Township, Michigan, 1926

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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    The Meininger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Meininger 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 09:46.

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