A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Rosenkampff, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia
, which is 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.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 Rosenkampff family
The surname Rosenkampff was first found in northern Germany
, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Rosenkampff family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rosenkampff research.Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1687, 1690, 1728, 1741, 1758, 1790, and 1817 are included under the topic Early Rosenkampff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Rosenkampff Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Rosenkampff include Rosenkampf, Rosenkamp, Rosenkampff, Roskampff, Rosskampf, Roskampf, Rossenkampf, Rossenkamp, Rossenkampff, Rosekampf, Rosekamp, Rosekampff, Rozenkampf, Rozenkamp and many more.
Early Notables of the Rosenkampff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rosenkampff family to the New World and Oceana
The state of Prussia
was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany
. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Rosenkampffs to arrive in North America, and among them were: various members of this family who immigrated to the American eastern seaboard in the 18th and 19th century. Their specific migration is not detailed in the records..
Contemporary Notables of the name Rosenkampff (post 1700)
- Arthur Rosenkampff (1884-1952), American sliver Olympic medalist for gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Games