Ancient and illustrious German family, of clear and ancestral virtue, that has worldwide spread over the centuries. Of Prussian origin, the family took its name from the homonymous place on which it boasted noble rights. From our archives, we note in fact that already in the XV century, the family appears in the Brandenburg and some of its members had also the privilege of the knighthood. A bourgeois branch of the family, on the other hand, was located in Bavaria, more precisely in Regensburg, from the XVII century. While today some families with this surname are also present in Austria. Returning to the original branch, from our archives we can see how the family stood out, thanks to the prominent figures which gave birth, in the public service, in the liberal professions and in the military service. We remember: Adalhard, landowner in the Brandenburg, flourishing in 1539; Erhard, general of ...
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