Origins Available: German
The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Weinsperg family. Weinsperg is a local
name. Weinsperg is a 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,
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
Early Origins of the Weinsperg family
The surname Weinsperg was first found in 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 Weinsperg family
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Weinsperg Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Weinsperg include Weinberg, Weinburg, Weinberger, Weinsberg, Weinsperg and many more.
Early Notables of the Weinsperg family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weinsperg family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Weinspergs to arrive in North America, and among them were: 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..