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Medieval Austria is the ancient homeland of the Spielberger family. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 B C. 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.

Spielberger Early Origins



The surname Spielberger was first found in Austria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They had their noble seat in the 12th century at the fortified castle Spillburg on an island in the Danube river. Eberhard Spielberg sold the castle to Kaiser Rudolph I in the second half of the 13th century. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Spielberger Spelling Variations


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Spielberger Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Spielberger include Spielburg, Spielberg, Spielberger, Spielburger, Spielenberg, Spielbergen, Spillberg, Spillsberg and many more.

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Spielberger Early History


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Spielberger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Spielberger research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1652 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Spielberger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Spielberger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spielberger Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Spielberger were Adriana Spilberg (1652-1700), a Dutch Golden Age painter; and Eberhard Spielberg, a knight and a Baron, who was the...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Spielberger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Spielberger were

Spielberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Spielberger, who settled in Georgia in 1735

Spielberger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Spielberger came to Philadelphia in 1832
  • Lewis Spielberger came to Philadelphia in 1837
  • David Spielberger came to Philadelphia in 1868

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    11. ...

    The Spielberger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spielberger 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.

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