Show ContentsSteinbacher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Steinbacher emerged in Pomerania, which was a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia. Pomerania is bounded on the south by Brandenburg, on the west by Mecklenburg, and on the east by Poland. During the 5th century, Pomerania was settled by Pommern, who were a Slavic tribe. Pommern, meaning on the sea, became the name of this region during the reign of the Charlemagne.

Early Origins of the Steinbacher family

The surname Steinbacher was first found in Pomerania, where the name Steinbeck was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. Bearers of this surname declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their support in struggles for power and status within the region. The Steinbeck name has been traced to the correspondences of Duke Otto of Pomerania as early as 1308. They branched into different houses and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Steinbacher family

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Steinbacher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Steinbeck, Steinbach, Steinbecker, Steinbekker, Steinbock, Steinbacher, Steinback and many more.

Early Notables of the Steinbacher family (pre 1700)

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United States Steinbacher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steinbacher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Barbara Steinbacher, (b. 1719), who arrived in Georgia in 1741 aboard the ship "Loyal Judith" [1]
  • Johann Valentin Steinbacher, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Steinbacher (post 1700) +

  • Bradley Steinbacher, American Managing Editor of The Stranger, an alternative weekly newspaper in Seattle, Washington from 2003 until 2008
  • Henry John "Hank" Steinbacher (1913-1977), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago White Sox from 1937 to 1939
  • Harold E. Steinbacher (d. 1959), American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1942; Circuit Judge in Michigan 37th Circuit, 1950-59 [2]
  • Arabella Steinbacher (b. 1981), German classical violinist

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook