Early Origins of the Sponhaim family
The surname Sponhaim was first found in Austria
, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The earliest recorded instance of the name appears to be of Hildegard Gräfin von Sponheim (1098-1179,) who was an Abbess (head of a convent.) Loretta of Sponheim (1300-1346) was a countess of the noble house of Sponheim-Starkenburg. Sponheim Castle is a medieval ruin in Burgsponheim on the edge of the Hunsrück mountain range in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
and was the ancestral home of the Counts of Sponheim, a medieval German noble family, which originated in Rhenish Franconia.
Early History of the Sponhaim family
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Early Notables of the Sponhaim family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sponhaim family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Sponheimer and his wife Magdalena, who came to New Jersey in 1709; Hanss Georg Sponheimer and his wife Anna Maria, who emigrated from Laubenheim to New York in 1709 with their four children, Anna Maria Sponheimer, who came from the Palatinate to New York in 1709.