Show ContentsSteinberger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

It was in the ancient duchy of Saxony, a land with a long and glorious history, that the noble surname Steinberger first appeared. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century, the Saxons inhabited the territories in north central Germany. However, in the 8th century, the pagan Saxons were conquered by the Carolingian Emperor Charlemagne. Charlemagne, who wanted to protect the Rhineland and convert new souls to Christianity, repeatedly invaded the Saxon lands and baptized the Saxons by force. The Saxons resisted his campaigns for 32 years, but in 782, Charlemagne ordered the execution of nearly 5,000 Saxons in a single day. Saxony submitted to Charlemagne's army and the missionaries that followed. By the 9th century, Frankish control of Saxony was established and the Saxons were gradually converted to Christianity. By the end of the 10th century, the Saxons governed one of the most powerful duchies in Germany.

Early Origins of the Steinberger family

The surname Steinberger was first found in Lower Saxony, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation and would later play a large role in the political conflicts of the area. The family branched into many houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions, where they played significant roles in the social and political affairs.

Early History of the Steinberger family

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Steinberger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Steinburg, Steinberg, Steinbrich, Steinburger, Steinberger, Steinpurg and many more.

Early Notables of the Steinberger family

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Steinberger Ranking

In the United States, the name Steinberger is the 17,130th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Steinberger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Steinberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Friederich Steinberger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Friedrich Steinberger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1750
Steinberger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David Steinberger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1844
  • S. Steinberger, who settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • Meyer Israel Steinberger, who arrived in America in 1854 [2]
  • George Charles Steinberger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [2]
  • John Steinberger, who arrived in Arkansas in 1898 [2]
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Australia Steinberger migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Steinberger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Steinberger, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Steinberger (post 1700) +

  • Jack Steinberger (1921-2020), German-born American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (1988)
  • Ned Steinberger (b. 1948), American creator of innovative musical instruments
  • Justus Steinberger, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1860 [4]
  • John A. Steinberger, American politician, Member of Nebraska Territorial House of Representatives, 1857-58 [4]
  • Emerich Steinberger (1896-1948), American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1920, 1928, 1933, 1935; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1932, 1934 [4]
  • Heinz Steinberger (b. 1958), former ice speed skater from Austria, who represented his native country in two Winter Olympics (1976 and 1984)
  • Emil Steinberger (b. 1933), Swiss comedian, writer, director and actor

SS Atlantic
  • Fred Steinberger, who was traveling aboard the ship "SS Atlantic" when it struck rocks off Nova Scotia in 1873, died in the sinking

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  2. 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)
  3. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook