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Sponheim Early Origins



The surname Sponheim 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.

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Sponheim Spelling Variations


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Sponheim Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sponheim, Spon, Spontin and others.

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Sponheim Early History


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Sponheim Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sponheim research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 174 and 1742 are included under the topic Early Sponheim History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sponheim Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sponheim Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sponheim 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sponheim (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sponheim (post 1700)



  • Louis Sponheim (b. 1863), American businessman and mining operator in Montana
  • Paul R Sponheim, Professor Emeritus, Systematic Theology
  • Scott Sponheim, Staff Psychologist, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Sponheim Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sponheim 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 31 March 2017 at 08:39.

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