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It was in the ancient duchy of Saxony, a land with a long and glorious history, that the noble surname Stienberg 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.

Stienberg Early Origins



The surname Stienberg 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.

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Stienberg Spelling Variations


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Stienberg Spelling Variations



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

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Stienberg Early History


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Stienberg Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stienberg research. Another 364 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1024, 1451, 1654, 1687, 1718, 1786, and 1804 are included under the topic Early Stienberg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stienberg Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stienberg Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stienberg 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 were:

Stienberg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Stienberg, who landed in Texas in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stienberg (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stienberg (post 1700)



  • Michael Stienberg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004
  • Martha Jean Stienberg, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1992

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Stienberg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stienberg 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 18 January 2016 at 10:39.

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