The historical and enchanting region of Austria
is the homeland of the Vondenboom family. Austria
, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire
in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria
was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths
, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria
. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne
, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Otto I
defeated the Magyars in 955. Austria
was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria
until the 20th century.
Early Origins of the Vondenboom family
The surname Vondenboom was first found in Austria
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Vondenboom family
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Vondenboom Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Vondenboom include Baum, Baumm, Baume, Baumme, Baums, Baumb, Baumbe and others.
Early Notables of the Vondenboom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vondenboom family to the New World and Oceana
was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian
settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Vondenboom or a variant listed above: Andreas Baum, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754; George Peter Baum settled in Maryland in 1757; Magdalina Baum, age 29; came to New York City in 1710.