Surnames/tags: Donauschwaben German Roots Danube Swabians
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The Donauschwaben or Danube Swabians  is a term for the German-speaking population who lived in various countries of southeastern Europe, mainly the Danube River valley. Most were descended from 18th-century immigrants recruited as colonists to repopulate the area.
The Danube Swabian language is a mixture of many dialects of the original German settlers, mainly Swabian, Franconian, Bavarian, Rhinelandic/Pfälzisch, Alsatian, and Alemannic, as well as Austro-Hungarian administrative and military jargon. Other influences include Serbian and Croatian, Russian, Romanian, Turkish, English, Balkan and South Slavic loanwords like Kukuruts.
Coat of Arms
- A black eagle representing the protection of the Emperor of Austria
- A blue ribbon representing the Danube River
- A crescent moon representing the waning of Islamic influence through the withdrawal of the Ottoman Turks
- The Sun representing both Prince Eugene of Savoy and the light of Christianity; and
- A fortress representing the fortified city of Temeschburg.
Notable Banat Swabians
- Geza von Cziffra, film director
- Helmuth Duckadam, football goalkeeper, winner of European Cup and current record holder for most penalty kicks saved in a shootout.
- Werner Fricker, President, United States Soccer Federation 1986–1990
- Franz Xaver Kappus (1883–1966), writer, poet, newspaper editor
- Stefan Jäger, painter
- Nikolaus Lenau, writer
- Herta Müller, poet, novelist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature
- Anthony N. Michel, American engineering educator
- Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Weißmüller), American actor; Olympic swimming gold medalist
- Michael J. Wendl, American engineer
- Stefan Hell, co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- Zita Johann, Austrian-American actress (The Mummy)
|Donasuschwaben im Karpatenbecken|
- Danube- Swabians.org
- Maps county index - Danube Swanbian Maps
- DVHH.org - Danube Swabian History
- Genealogientz.de - History of the Danube Swabians
- Donauschwaben Cleveland.com - Donauschwaben History
- Trenton Donauschwaben.com - Trenton Donauschwaben Association
- Donauschwaben Society of Chicago
- Donauschwaben Heritage Society
- Donauschwaben-USA.org - History Donauschwaben in den USA
- Family Search - Banat Genealogy
- Genealogienetz.de - History of German settlements in southern Hungry
- Hungary, Catholic Church Records, 1636-1895
- DVHH.org Donasuschwaben Villiages helping hands
- Youtube - Original Donauschwaben. "In der Banater Heide"
- Working Group of Donauschwäbischer Familienforscher -AKDFF
- The Donauschwaben
- The Death Book of the Donauschwaben
- Family History Series Book VI-BANATERS IN AUSTRIAN MILITARY RECORDS
- Family Books of the Banat
- Villages Helping Hands (DVHH) Facebook page
- Banat Village Museum
- Bulkes Homepage-archived version
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