Baumann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Baumann surname comes from the German word "baum," or "boum" in Middle High and Old German, meaning "tree." As such, Baumann may have originally been a nickname for someone who lived by a tree. Other instances of the Baumann surname no doubt derive from the Middle High German word "bumann," meaning "a farmer."

Early Origins of the Baumann family

The surname Baumann was first found in the Rhine region, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The earliest trace of the Baumann family is found in Strasbourg, where they flourished at the beginning of the 14th century.

Important Dates for the Baumann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baumann research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1789, 1790, 1816, 1818, 1819, and 1824 are included under the topic Early Baumann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baumann Spelling Variations

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 Baumann include Baumann, Bauman, Baumman, Baumenn, Baumen and many more.

Early Notables of the Baumann family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Baumann during this period were Nicolaus Baumann, the son of the Doctor of Law Joachim Baumann, who was a senator in Stralsund, Pomerania, and the Lord of the estates at Luedershagen. He was ennobled in...
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Baumann migration to the United States

The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Baumann, or one of its variants above:

Baumann Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Wilhelm Baumann, who arrived in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683
Baumann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Matthaus Baumann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1714 [1]
  • Matthias Baumann, who arrived in America in 1714 [1]
  • Johann Conrad Baumann, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1721 [1]
  • Jakob Baumann, who landed in America in 1727 [1]
  • Susanna Muller Baumann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Baumann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christ Fried Baumann, who arrived in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Anna Rosine Baumann, who arrived in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Marie Christl Baumann, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Sabine Baumann, who landed in North America in 1832 [1]
  • Joh Heinr Baumann, who arrived in North America in 1832 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baumann migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baumann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius Baumann, who landed in Manitoba in 1876

Baumann migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Baumann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Baumann, aged 29, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Baumann (post 1700)

  • Dieter Baumann (b. 1965), German two-time gold and three-time silver medalist runner
  • Oliver Baumann (b. 1990), German football goalkeeper
  • Frank Baumann (b. 1975), retired German footballer
  • Peter Baumann (b. 1953), German musician and composer, member of electronic group "Tangerine Dream"
  • Günter Helmut Baumann (b. 1947), German politician
  • Max Georg Baumann (1917-1999), German composer and music educator
  • Pawel Baumann (1983-2016), Polish sprint canoer, world championship silver medalist (2006, 2007)
  • Romed Baumann (b. 1986), Austrian two-time gold, three-time silver medalist World Cup alpine ski racer
  • Georg Baumann (1892-1914), Estonian gold medalist wrestler at the 1913 World Championships
  • Patrik Baumann (b. 1986), Swiss football defender from Basel
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Baumann family

Bismarck
  • Werner Baumann (1919-1941), German Mechanikersobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Ernst Baumann (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
  • Alwin Baumann (1920-1941), German Fähnrich (V) who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. John D. Baumann (d. 1912), aged 60, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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