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German Diaspora: Emigration during the mid-19th Century

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Date: 1807 to 1870
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The German diaspora describes German speakers who emigrated from central Europe. This Wikipedia article describes the "German" term as a sociolinguistic group as opposed to the national one. "the Alsatians and Hessians were simply called Germans once they set foot in their new homelands."

The following table is primarily based on the member states of the German Confederation (German: Deutscher Bund) between 1815 and 1866. It shows the migration categories that have been identified in Wikitree (December 2021)(Last update 26 September 2023).

Sovereign State To Africa To Europe To Oceania To North America To South America
Anhalt-Bernburg (1603 - 1863)
Herzogtum Anhalt-Bernburg
Anhalt-Dessau (1603 - 1863 )
Fürstentum (Herzogtum) Anhalt-Dessau
Anhalt-Köthen (1603 - 1853)
Fürstentum (Herzogtum) Anhalt-Köthen
Austrian Empire (1804 - 1867)
Kaisertum Österreich
Bohemia to South Africa Bohemia to the Netherlands
Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria to Denmark
Bohemia to Australia
Bohemia to New Zealand
Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria to Australia
Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria to Canada
Austria to USA
Bohemia to USA
Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria to USA
Kingdom of Hungary to Canada
Kingdom of Hungary to USA
Moravia to USA
Slovakia to USA
Baden (1806 - 1918 )
Großherzogtum Baden
Grand Duchy of Baden to England
Grand Duchy of Baden to Scotland
Grand Duchy of Baden to Australia Grand Duchy of Baden to Canada
Grand Duchy of Baden to USA
Bavaria (1805 - 1918)
Königreich Bayern
Kingdom of Bavaria to Australia
Kingdom of Bavaria to New Zealand
KIngdom of Bavaria to USA
Bremen (1806 - present )
Freie Hansestadt Bremen
Bremen to USA
Brunswick (1815 - 1918 )
Herzogtum Braunschweig
Duchy of Brunswick to Australia Duchy of Brunswick to USA
Frankfurt (1816 - 1866)
Freie Stadt Frankfurt
Hamburg (1806 - present)
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
Hamburg to Australia
Hanover (1814 - 1866 )
Königreich Hannover
Kingdom of Hanover to Angola
Kingdom of Hanover to South Africa
Kingdom of Hanover to Denmark
Kingdom of Hanover to Russian Empire
Kingdom of Hanover to the Netherlands
Kingdom of Hanover to Australia Kingdom of Hanover to Canada
Kingdom of Hanover to Mexico
Kingdom of Hanover to USA
Kingdom of Hanover to Argentina
Kingdom of Hanover to Brazil
Kingdom of Hanover to Colombia
Kingdom of Hanover to Suriname
Hesse (Electorate) (1803- 1807 1814-1866)
Kurfürstentum Hessen
Hesse (Grand Duchy) ( 1806 - 1918)
Großherzogtum Hessen und bei Rhein
Grand_Duchy_of_Hesse to the Netherlands
Grand_Duchy_of_Hesse to Russian Empire
Grand_Duchy_of_Hesse to Sweden
Grand Duchy of Hesse to Australia
Grand Duchy of Hesse to New Zealand
Grand Duchy of Hesse to USA
Hesse-Homburg (1622 - 1866 )
Landgrafschaft Hessen-Homburg
Hohenzollern-Hechingen (1576 - 1850)
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (1576 - 1850)
Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen to Australia Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen to USA
Holstein (1474 - 1864)
Herzogtum Holstein
Holstein-Oldenburg (1815 - 1918)
Großherzogtum Oldenburg
Grand Duchy of Oldenburg to USA
Liechtenstein (1719 - 1866)
Fürstentum Liechtenstein
Lippe (1123 - 1918 )
Fürstentum Lippe
Lippe to USA
Luxembourg (1815 - present)
Großherzogtum Luxemburg
Luxemburg to USA
Lübeck (1226–1811 1815–1937 )
Freie und Hansestadt Lübeck
Free City of Lübeck to Australia
Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1379 - 1918)
Herzogtum (Großherzogtum) Mecklenburg-Schwerin
Mecklenburg-Schwerin to Australia
Mecklenburg-Schwerin to New Zealand
Mecklenburg-Schwerin to USA
Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1701-1918)
Herzogtum (Großherzogtum) Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Nassau (1806 - 1866 )
Herzogtum Nassau
Duchy of Nassau to Australia Duchy of Nassau to USA
Prussia (1701 - 1918)
Königreich Preußen
Prussia to England
Prussia to Ireland

Prussia to Russian Empire Prussia to Sweden
Prussia to the Netherlands
Prussia to Wales

Prussia to Australia

Prussia to New Zealand

Prussia to Canada

Prussia to USA

Reuss, elder line (1848 - 1918 )
Fürstentum Reuß älterer Linie
Reuss, junior line (1806 - 1918)
Fürstentum Reuß-Gera
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1826-1918)
Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha
Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to USA
Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1735 - 1826)
Herzogtum Sachsen-Coburg-Saalfeld
Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (1618 - 1826)
Herzogtum Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg
Saxe-Altenburg to USA
Saxe-Hildburghausen (1618 - 1826)
Herzogtum Sachsen-Hildburghausen
Saxe-Lauenburg (1296–1803 1814–1876 )
Herzogtum Sachsen-Lauenburg
Saxe-Meiningen (1680 - 1918)
Herzogtum Sachsen-Meiningen
Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1809 - 1903 )
Herzogtum Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach
Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach to USA
Saxony (1806 - 1918)
Königreich Sachsen
Kingdom of Saxony to Australia Kingdom of Saxony to USA
Schaumburg-Lippe (1647 - 1918)
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Schaumburg-Lippe
Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1599 - 1918)
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt
Schwarzburg-Sondershausen (1599 - 1918)
Grafschaft (Fürstentum) Schwarzburg-Sondershausen
Schwarzburg-Sondershausen to USA
Waldeck and Pyrmont (1180 - 1918)
Fürstentum Waldeck und Pyrmont
Württemberg (1805 - 1918)
Königreich Württemberg
Württemberg to England
Württemberg to the Netherlands
Württemberg to Russian_Empire
Württemberg to Australia Württemberg to Canada
Württemberg to USA

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Nice! Congratulations! If you add an Africa column, I could add my ancestor https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Defin-37 who is also a Southafrica notable. I have other relatives that emigrated from Austria to Argentina, but just pre-WWII.
posted by Cristina Corbellani
Thank you. My very first versions had columns for Africa and Asia. The whole table got too cramped in the limited space. I'm trying to find a way to use the full width of the page.

Your ancestor is worth adding. I'll temporarily drop the South America column to add Africa.

posted by Steve Thomas
edited by Steve Thomas