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The name is derived from the Middle German words "morgen" meaning "morning" and "stern" meaning "star." Combined the name means "one who lived at the sign of the morning star."

Morgenstern Early Origins



The surname Morgenstern was first found in Anhalt, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The family became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, in which each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The name is derived from the Middle German words "morgen" meaning "morning" and "stern" meaning "star." Combined the name means "one who lived at the sign of the morning star."

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Morgenstern Spelling Variations


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Morgenstern 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 Morgenstern include Morgenstern, Morgensterner and others.

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Morgenstern Early History


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Morgenstern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Morgenstern research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1768, 1789, 1836, and 1871 are included under the topic Early Morgenstern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Morgenstern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Morgenstern Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Morgenstern 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



Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North Ameri ca. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Morgenstern Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Morgenstern, who setted in Philadelphia in 1728
  • Johannes Morgenstern, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johan Engelbert Morgenstern, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johann Engelbert Morgenstern, who setted in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Carl Friedrich Morgenstern, who landed in Long Island in 1781 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Morgenstern Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Morgenstern, who arrived in New York City in 1821
  • Elkan Morgenstern, who landed in New York in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Adolph Morgenstern, who arrived in New York in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter Morgenstern, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Robert Morgenstern, who setted in Philadelphia in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Morgenstern Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Isaac Morgenstern, who arrived in Alabama in 1923 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Morgenstern Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Calrl Friedrich (Captain) Morgenstern, a German mercenary, who was on record in Quebec in 1776

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Contemporary Notables of the name Morgenstern (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Morgenstern (post 1700)



  • Joe Morgenstern (b. 1932), American Pulitzer Prize-winning (2005) film critic for The Wall Street Journal
  • Oscar W. Morgenstern, American Republican politician, Mayor of Williamstown, West Virginia, 1965-66 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ed Morgenstern, American Republican politician, Mayor of Salina, Kansas, 1937-45; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1940, 1952 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Christian Otto Josef Wolfgang Morgenstern (1871-1914), German poet
  • Oskar Morgenstern (1902-1977), German born economist
  • Thomas Morgenstern (b. 1986), Austrian Olympic ski jumper who won three gold and sliver at the 2006, 2010, and 2014 games
  • Soma Morgenstern (1890-1976), Jewish- Austrian writer and journalist
  • Mark Morgenstern, Canadian director, cinematographer and editor
  • Dan Michael Morgenstern (b. 1929), Munich-born, American editor of jazz magazines, the producer of concert series on Broadway, and a director of the Jazz Institute in Chicago, eight-time Grammy Award winner
  • Sheldon Morgenstern, prominent conductor and the music director of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  11. ...

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