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The ancestral home of the Rubenstein family was in the German state of Bavaria. Rubenstein is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging medieval society.

Rubenstein Early Origins



The surname Rubenstein was first found in Bavaria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. In the Middle Ages, the word "Rubin" referred to a type of gem. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Richter Rubynus of Bruenn in 1240 and Nicolas Rubein (Rubin) of Munich in 1343. Also, a popular medieval minstrel of Tyrol bore the name Rubin. He was of the minor nobility, had his home in Merano, wrote 22 songs, and participated in the crusade of 1228.

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Rubenstein Spelling Variations


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Rubenstein 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 Rubenstein include Rubin, Rubein, Rubinus, Ruben, Ruebin, Rubinich, Rubinig, Rubinick and many more.

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Rubenstein Early History


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Rubenstein Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Rubenstein research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1752 and 1760 are included under the topic Early Rubenstein History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Rubenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Rubenstein Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Rubenstein 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



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Rubenstein or a variant listed above:

Rubenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eberhardt Rubenstein, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851

Rubenstein Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Oscar Rubenstein, who arrived in Mississippi in 1900
  • Israel Rubenstein, who arrived in Mississippi in 1904
  • Jake Rubenstein, who landed in Alabama in 1915

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Contemporary Notables of the name Rubenstein (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Rubenstein (post 1700)



  • Glenn Rubenstein (b. 1976), American journalist
  • Dick Rubenstein (b. 1921), British Army officer
  • Deidre Rubenstein (b. 1948), Australian actress
  • Atoosa Rubenstein (b. 1972), journalist and editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine
  • Anton Grigorovich Rubenstein (1829-1894), Russian pianist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. 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).
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    The Rubenstein Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Rubenstein 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 1 November 2014 at 00:52.

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