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Last name: Birkenstamm

Dossier: 742274
Language of the text: English
Nobility: Nobles - Knights
Nobles in:Germany

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Birkenstamm


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Nobility crown BirkenstammAncient and noble German family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread, over the centuries. It is said that it originated from the union of two noble families: Birken of Prussia and Stamm of the Palatinate. But we find the first attestations of the surname already in the 13th century, with a Heydelaman, cellar master in Reichenau. Later, during the next two centuries, we find other family members named as knights. Therefore we must assume that the family Birkenstamm belonged to the chivalrous rank. In fact this family, in all ages, always stood out, thanks to the prominent figures, which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military service. From our archives: Gerard, knight, flourishing in Konstanz, in 1393; Michail, landowner in Baden-Württemberg, flourishing in 1451; Jodokus, general of cavalry, flourishing in 1502; Hinrik, doctor of law in Konstanz, flourishing in 1543; ...
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Coat of arms of family Birkenstamm

1° Coat of arms of family Birkenstamm
Language of the text: English

Azure, a maiden proper holding with her dexter hand a bird of the same and with the sinister hand an anchor or. Crest: a fortuna on a winged orb proper.

Lacking the original descriptions of the family coat of arms, it has been reconstructed based on heraldic conjectures and archival information.

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Coat of arms of family Birkenstamm

2° Coat of arms of family Birkenstamm
Language of the text: English

Party per pale, 1° sable, a chevron gules accompanied in base by a star or; 2° argent, a trunk of a tree couped terrassé vert, sommé par two palm trees of the same addorsed.

Reconstruction based on the union of the coats of arms of the Birken and Stamm families

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