The German surname Stoltenburg emerged in the lands that formed the modern state of Lower Saxony
, which is presently bordered by the North Sea, the Hartz mountains and the Elbe and Ems rivers. Lower Saxony
was previously a medieval Saxon dukedom. East Frisia (Ostfriesland) was located between the land of Oldenburg and the Netherlands
. In 1648, the Frisian lands were divided. The Netherlands
became independent and the Dutch part is West Frisia.In 1815, the Congress Of Vienna
awarded East Frisia to the Kingdom of Hanover and it later, in 1866, became a part of Brandenburg-Prussia
. This territory became a district of Lower Saxony
Early Origins of the Stoltenburg family
The surname Stoltenburg was first found in Lower Saxony
, where the name was associated with the landed nobility and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired estates and branches, such as the estate of Segeln in Osnabruck, always elevating their status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Stoltenburg family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoltenburg research.Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1786, 1842, 1600, 1660, 1624 and 1811 are included under the topic Early Stoltenburg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stoltenburg Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Stoltzenburg, Stolzenburg, Stoltenburg, Stoltzenberg, Stolzenberg and many more.
Early Notables of the Stoltenburg family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time included Daniel Stolz von Stolzenberg (1600-1660), a Bohemian physician and writer on alchemy, a pupil of Michael Maier in Prague, best known for... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stoltenburg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Stoltenburg family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Fridrich Christian Stolzenberg, who came to Canada with the loyalists in 1783. Henry Stoltenberg (also recorded as Henry Stoltenburg) came to Philadelphia in 1848..