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Where did the German Ullmann family come from? What is the German Ullmann family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ullmann family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ullmann family history?Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Ullmann is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Ullmann is derived from the Germanic given name Ullrich, which is composed of the elements odal meaning prosperity or fortune, and ric, meaning power.
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 Ullmann include Ullmann, Ullman, Ulman, Ulmann, Uhlmann, Uhlman and others.
First found in Austria, 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. Chronicles first mention one Ulmann of Glatz in 1372.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ullmann research. Another 216 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1372 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Ullmann History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ullmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ullmann were
Ullmann Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Ullmann Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Ullmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ullmann 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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