Origins Available: German, Jewish
Bavaria. The Weinsberg surname, was a local name, for someone who lived near a vineyard on a hillside. The name Weinberg was originally derived from the Old German word Winberc, which is composed of the elements win, meaning wine and berc, meaning hill. The surname Weinberg is also an occupational name for a person who worked in a vineyard. In Bavaria, the Weinberg family possessed vast estates and lived in an elegant feudal manor.
Early Origins of the Weinsberg family
Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.
Early History of the Weinsberg family
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Early Notables of the Weinsberg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weinsberg family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Weinsberg surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Baltzer Weinberger, who came to Philadelphia in 1749; as well as Johannes Weinberger in 1762. Gustaf Edward Weinberg came to New York city in 1842; as did Samuel Weinberg in 1871 and Max Weinberg in 1876..
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