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The surname Spiegelberg is a local name, derived from the place name Spiegelberg, a small village near Strassberg. The place name is derived from the Latin word "specula," which means "watchtower." The Latin words both have a common root, which means "to see."

Spiegelberg Early Origins



The surname Spiegelberg was first found in Switzerland, 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 of barons from the canton of Thurgau as well as a branch of counts, who settled in the Westphalian region. They had many distinguished branches, and became noted for their involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Spiegelberg Spelling Variations


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Spiegelberg Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Spiegelberg, Spiegelberge, Spiegelburg, Spiegleberg, Spieglberg and many more.

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Spiegelberg Early History


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Spiegelberg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spiegelberg research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1557 is included under the topic Early Spiegelberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spiegelberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spiegelberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spiegelberg 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:

Spiegelberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Heinr Spiegelberg, who arrived in America in 1847
  • Franz Spiegelberg, who came to Philadelphia in 1868

Spiegelberg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Spiegelberg, aged 22, who landed in America from Dusseldorf, in 1900
  • August Spiegelberg, aged 28, who landed in America from Dusseldorf, in 1900
  • Bertha Spiegelberg, aged 0, who landed in America from Dusseldorf, in 1900
  • Chas. E. Spiegelberg, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • C. E. Spiegelberg, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Spiegelberg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Spiegelberg (post 1700)



  • Herbert Spiegelberg (1904-1990), American philosopher
  • George A. Spiegelberg, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1934
  • Otto Spiegelberg (1830-1881), German gynecologist, eponym of Spiegelberg criteria

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    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. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    11. ...

    The Spiegelberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spiegelberg 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 11 November 2015 at 11:54.

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