2016-12-19 18:33:18 UTC
Some are. Many are not - they are descended from ministerials, who were serfs even while noble. Although eventually they were manumitted... like Markward of Anweiler. But notably, they were great lords while serfs. One Werner of Bolanden (of several family members of than name) was a lord of 1100 knights while a serf.
Any statistics of how much of Uradel is and how much is not of ministerial origin? Specific families prominent in 18th...21st century?