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I apologize if this sounds argumentative, but the origin of the name "Ginsburg" (though not necessarily the families that bear it) is very clear: It derives from the German--not Austrian--town of GŁnzburg (named for the castle on the river GŁnz in Bavaria). Since the sound represented orthographically by the letter "u" superscribed by a diaeresis (the two dots) is pronounced phonetically with the lips rounded as if to articulate "u" but the tongue positioned as if to articulate "i", it tended to be rendered in other European languages with an "i" (thus, "Ginsburg"), as it generally sounds more like the "i" sound in, say, "bit" than an English long "u" (like in "Duke"). The "Ginsberg" spelling is largely an Anglo-American spelling variation which nonetheless sounds the same, since, for example, it is typically "Gainsbourg" in French and "Ginzburg" in Russian. By the way, here is the link to the website of the town GŁnzburg: http://www.guenzburg.de/