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Where did the German Edelmann family come from? What is the German Edelmann family crest and coat of arms? When did the Edelmann family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Edelmann family history?The ancestral home of the Edelmann family was in the German state of Bavaria. Edelmann is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where their name Edelmann derives from the German words, edel, which means noble, and mann, which means man. This name literally translates to nobleman, which indicates their rank between the knightly and the general classes of the population.
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Edelmann include Edel, Edelmann, Edellmann, Edellman, Eddelman, Eddelmann, Edelman, Edell and many more.
First found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Edelmann research. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) covering the year 1424 is included under the topic Early Edelmann History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Edelmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Edelmann or a variant listed above:
Edelmann Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Edelmann Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Edelmann Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Edelmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Edelmann 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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