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

The history of the Uhlir family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Uhlir is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Uhlir is a name for a wealthy young man, who was a protector.


One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Uhlir include Uhle, Uhll, Uhls, Uhler, Uller, Ulle, Ullmann, Uhlmann, Uhlemann, Uhlman, Ullman and many more.

First found in Bavaria, where the name was associated in the mediaeval period with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. During the Middle Ages the name was concentrated around Nuremberg, though not restricted to this area. Founded in 1050, Nuremberg was one of the main cities of Franconia, before its annexation by Bavaria in 1806. It became a major center of exchange for goods coming south from the Baltic ports, and products moving north from the Mediterranean. Frederick II named Nuremberg a Free Imperial City in the 13th century, and during this period of economic prosperity it became a center of the Arts. It was the birthplace of the poet Hans Sachs and the painter Albrecht Duerer.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Uhlir research. Another 153 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1787, 1791, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Uhlir History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 26 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Uhlir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Uhlirs to arrive in North America, and among them were: Frantz Uehle, who came to Philadelphia in 1754; Carl Uhl arrived in New York State in 1710-11; Dietrick Uhl arrived in Philadelphia in 1737; as well as Johann Peter Uhl in 1743.


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