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Where did the German Sigmund family come from? What is the German Sigmund family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sigmund family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sigmund family history?

The surname Sigmund was originally a German personal name, most commonly found under the form "Sigismund" in the Middle Ages. The name is derived from the German word "sieg," meaning "victory," and the Old High German word "munt," meaning "protection."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sigmund, Siegmund, Sigismund, Seemond, Seemund, Segemund, Siemund, Symunt and many more.

First found in various regions of Germany, where several different versions of the name emerged independently. For example, the variants "Simond" and "Simonds" were common in the Rhineland, and "Segemund" or "Seemund" were often found in the northern regions of Germany. Every branch of the Sigmund family was instrumental during these early times, each playing a major role in the development of the society of their particular region. The name was derived from a personal name composed of the elements "sigi" meaning "victory" and "mund" meaning "protection."


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sigmund research. Another 147 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1741, and 1784 are included under the topic Early Sigmund History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 24 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sigmund Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sigmund Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Johannes Sigmund, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Bernhardt Sigmund, who arrived in America in 1730
  • Valentine Sigmund, aged 22, landed in Pennsylvania in 1731

Sigmund Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Christian Sigmund, who landed in Maryland in 1839
  • Godleib Sigmund, who arrived in Maryland in 1839
  • Joh Sigmund, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Ludwig Sigmund, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Adolf Sigmund, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876


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  • Berta Sigmund (b. 1886), well-known violinist
  • Rudolf Sigmund (b. 1903), Austrian city council member


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The Sigmund Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sigmund 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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