Oldenburg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Oldenburg family

The surname Oldenburg was first found in Basel, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Early History of the Oldenburg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oldenburg research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1782, 1568, 1633, 1593, 1617 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Oldenburg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Oldenburg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Alt, Alte, Altte, Altt, Allte, Ault, Aulte, Aultt and many more.

Early Notables of the Oldenburg family (pre 1700)

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oldenburg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Oldenburg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oldenburg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Martin Oldenburg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796 [1]
  • Henrich Oldenburg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796 [1]
  • Maria Elizabeth Oldenburg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1796 [1]
Oldenburg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conr Oldenburg, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]

Canada Oldenburg migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oldenburg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • A G Oldenburg, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Oldenburg (post 1700) +

  • Clint Steven Oldenburg (b. 1983), American football offensive tackle
  • Paul Oldenburg Jr., American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 17th District, 1948 [2]
  • Louis F. Oldenburg, American politician, Supervisor of Highland Township, Michigan, 1947-55 [2]
  • Hazel Oldenburg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940 [2]
  • Henry Oldenburg (1619-1677), German theologian known as a diplomat and a natural philosopher
  • Wilbrand van Oldenburg (1180-1233), Dutch bishop of Paderborn and of Utrecht
  • Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929), Swedish sculptor awarded the 1995 Rolf Schock Prize in Visual Arts


  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 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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