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Medieval Austria is the ancient homeland of the Spilbergen 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.

Spilbergen Early Origins



The surname Spilbergen 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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Spilbergen Spelling Variations


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Spilbergen 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 Spilbergen include Spielburg, Spielberg, Spielberger, Spielburger, Spielenberg, Spielbergen, Spillberg, Spillsberg and many more.

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Spilbergen Early History


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Spilbergen Early History



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

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Spilbergen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Spilbergen Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Spilbergen 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 Spilbergen 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republic. 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 America. 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 Spilbergen were Johann Spielberger, who settled in Georgia in 1735. Joseph Spielberger came to Philadelphia in 1832; as did Lewis Spielberger in 1837 and David Spielberger in 1868..

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Citations



    Other References

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    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Spilbergen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Spilbergen 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 22 November 2013 at 15:04.

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