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Nothstein History

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Earliest Recorded History of Notstein/Nothstein Historical Events

The earliest recorded information is found in the book, "Oberbadisches Geschlechterbuch", translated to, Upper Baden gender book. [1]

The following is the page's translated text.

"Ancient family resident in Waldshut on the Upper Rhine. Heinricus dictus Notstein 1288. Heinrich Notstein gives the monastery St. Blasien a farm in Buggenried, which the monastery owns in 1288. Rudolf Notstein, citizen in Waldshut 1373; 1393; 1397. 7. 18. 7. Hans Notstein called Fifer, is a member of the high council in Waldshut 1376. Heinrich Notstein from Waldshut donated the Notstein forrest in the district of Remetschwiel to the Königsfelden monastery in 1452."

W. Two crossed arrows - as much as can be seen - (Seal of Rudolf Notstein. 1393).

Earliest Recorded History of Nothstein Familes

Earliest known Nottstein/Nothstein families The dates provided by various birth or baptism records suggest these Nottsteins could be brothers or a mixture of brothers and cousins.


  1. "Oberbadisches Geschlechterbuch", translated to, Upper Baden gender book. Editor is Badische Historische Kommission, translated to Baden Historical Commission. The author is Julius Kindler. Notstein entry is located on page 249. https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/kindlervonknobloch1919bd3/0253

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