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Where did the German Amelang family come from? What is the German Amelang family crest and coat of arms? When did the Amelang family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Amelang family history?The roots of the distinguished German surname Amelang lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name was made famous through the "Dietrichsage," a collection of medieval German heroic poems featuring Dietrich von Bern of the Amelang dynasty. Amelang is made up of the Gothic "amal," meaning "vigor, energy," and "-ung," an ancient ending common in heroic poetry indicating "descendant of." The name was common during the early Middle Ages as both a personal name and a surname.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Amelung, Amelungen, Amelunke, Amelunk, Amilunc, Amelong, Ameling, Amelang, Ammelunc, Ahmling and many more.
First found in Swabia, where it most likely first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the surname is Wernhard Amilunc, who was a resident of the city of Freiburg in the year 1200. The young Amelang family was instrumental during this early period, playing a significant role in the development of medieval German society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amelang research. Another 171 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1295, 1365, 1690, 1798, 1849, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Amelang History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 38 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amelang Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Amelung, a Waldecker mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War; John Frederick Magnus Amelung, who was naturalized in Baltimore in 1797.
The Amelang Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amelang Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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