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The name Thuringen, which is a local surname, reveals that the original bearer of the name once lived, held land, or was born in this beautiful region of Thuringia. In the Holy Roman Empire, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and, after the 12th century, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. In addition, when coupled with the German preposition von, which means from or of, local names can indicate that the bearer of the name was an aristocrat. However, in modern times, the von is frequently dropped from the surname. The Thuringen family originally lived in Thuringia, which located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east. This regional name refers to a person who originated in Thuringia and migrated to another German or European state.

Thuringen Early Origins



The surname Thuringen was first found in Thuringia, where the name could be considered to have made a major contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs as early as 760, when Albicus Torringer served the Duke of Bavaria. They branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. This family is possibly the oldest and one of the most famous noble families of Bavaria.

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Thuringen Spelling Variations


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Thuringen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Turing, Tuering, Toring, Toeringe, Turinge, Tueringe, Toringe, Touringe, Toeringer, Turinger, Thuringer, Toringer, Touringer, Toeringer, Tueringer, Thuering, Thuring, Thuringen and many more.

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Thuringen Early History


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Thuringen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thuringen research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1483, 1630, and 1828 are included under the topic Early Thuringen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Thuringen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Thuringen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable members of the surname Thuringen in this period were Thuering von Ringoltingen (d.1483), the mayor of Berne, who wrote the first German form of the story of the "beautiful mermaid" (Die schoene...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thuringen 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 or some of its variants were: Johann Christoph and Johann Adam Turinger, both of whom arrived in Philadelphia in 1742. Jacob Thuringer came in 1751; Lutwig Thuringer in 1752; and Balthas Thuringer arrived in 1754..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Thuringen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thuringen 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 8 September 2015 at 14:22.

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