The ancient roots of the Rubenstien family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. Rubenstien was a local
name, for someone who lived in Bavaria
, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging medieval society.
Early Origins of the Rubenstien family
The surname Rubenstien 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.
Early History of the Rubenstien family
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Rubenstien 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 Rubenstien include Rubin, Rubein, Rubinus, Ruben, Ruebin, Rubinich, Rubinig, Rubinick and many more.
Early Notables of the Rubenstien family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rubenstien family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Rubenstien surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Carl Rubin, who came to New York, NY in 1851; Catherine Regina Rubin, who came to Halifax, N.S. in 1752; Charles A. Rubin, who arrived in St. Clair Co., IL in 1864.