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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.

Rosenkampff Early Origins



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.

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Rosenkampff Spelling Variations


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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.

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Rosenkampff Early History


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Rosenkampff Early History



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.

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Rosenkampff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rosenkampff Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rosenkampff 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



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..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rosenkampff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rosenkampff (post 1700)



  • Arthur Rosenkampff (1884-1952), American sliver Olympic medalist for gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Games

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Rosenkampff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rosenkampff 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 23 April 2014 at 13:57.

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