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Schleswig-Holstein, which is the northernmost state in western Germany, is the homeland of the proud surname Rosenkranz. By and large, hereditary surnames were formed in Germany when areas of Schleswig, and most of the German states, were a part of the Holy Roman Empire. At this time, as the population of Europe swelled and travel became easier, people began to encounter others sharing their own name and they avoided confusion by adopting a second name. Common forms of surnames found in Schleswig are those that are derived from nicknames.

Rosenkranz Early Origins



The surname Rosenkranz was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where this family became prominent contributors to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Translated literally, the name means "crown of roses." In the year 1325, Holger Rosenkranz traveled to Rome from Denmark to receive a crown of roses from the pope, which he then incorporated into his coat-of-arms. He was the son of Knight Erich von Rosenkranz, and owned the estates of Bollar in Jutland. He married Margaretha von Flemming, from the nobility of Norway, thus extending the family estates into that country.

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Rosenkranz Spelling Variations


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Rosenkranz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Rosenkrantz, Rosenkranz, Rosenkrans, Rosenkrant, Rossenkrantz, Rossenkranz, Rossenkrant, Rossenkrants, Rozenkrantz, Rozenkranz, Rosenkrants, Rozenkrant, Rozenkrants, Rosencrantz, Rosencrants, Rosencranz, Rosencrant, Rosecrans, Rosencrans, Rosecrantz, Rosekranz, Rosekrantz and many more.

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Rosenkranz Early History


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Rosenkranz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rosenkranz research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1675, 1676, 1805, and 1879 are included under the topic Early Rosenkranz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rosenkranz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rosenkranz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Rosenkranz 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:

Rosenkranz Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Herman Rosenkranz, who sailed to New Netherlands (now New York) in 1657

Rosenkranz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friederike Rosenkranz, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Ferdinand Rosenkranz, who arrived in New York in 1850
  • Ludwig Rosenkranz, who landed in New York in 1850
  • August Rosenkranz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rosenkranz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rosenkranz (post 1700)



  • Thomas Rosenkranz (b. 1977), American pianist
  • Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz (b. 1970), American law professor at Georgetown University Law Center
  • Robert Rosenkranz (b. 1942), American philanthropist and the CEO of Delphi Financial Group
  • Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz (1805-1879), German philosopher
  • Barbara Rosenkranz (b. 1958), Austrian politician for the Freedom Party of Austria
  • Baron Timme Rosenkranz (1911-1969), Danish aristocrat, author, and jazz enthusiast
  • George Rosenkranz (b. 1916), Mexican steroid chemist and professional contract bridge player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Rosenkranz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rosenkranz 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 4 October 2016 at 20:21.

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