It was in the ancient duchy of 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
, 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
The surname Steinburg 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 Steinburg family
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Steinburg 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)
- Robert Steinburg Sr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
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