is the ancient homeland of the Schlessen family. Austria
, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire
in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria
was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths
, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria
. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne
, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria
was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria
until the 20th century.
Early Origins of the Schlessen family
The surname Schlessen was first found in Silesia
, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Schlessen family
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Schlessen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Schlesinger, Schlessinger, Schlesingen, Schlessingen, Schlessin, Schlessing, Schlesian, Schlesianer, Schlessen, Schlesin and many more.
Early Notables of the Schlessen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Schlessen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Schlesinger, who arrived in Texas in 1848 at the age of 24; Meier Schlesinger came to Philadelphia in 1856; as did Martin Schlesinger in 1861. L. Schlessinger came to San Francisco in 1861.