Saxony, a land with a long and glorious history, that the noble surname Steinburg 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 Steinburg family
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 Steinburg family
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Steinburg Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Steinburg, Steinberg, Steinbrich, Steinburger, Steinberger, Steinpurg and many more.
Early Notables of the Steinburg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Steinburg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedrich Steinberger, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1750. William Steinberg landed in 1794; while David Steinberger came in 1844. Adam Steinberg and Mayers Steinberger both came to Philadelphia in 1848.
Contemporary Notables of the name Steinburg (post 1700)
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