Germann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Germann is a derivation of the Old High German "ger" meaning "spear" or "javelin."

Early Origins of the Germann family

The surname Germann was first found in Hamburg, where the name Germann came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired greater properties, some of which were located in other countries.

Important Dates for the Germann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Germann research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1349, 1421, 1485, and 1886 are included under the topic Early Germann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Germann Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Germann, Gehrmann, Giermann, Geremann, Germany and others.

Early Notables of the Germann family (pre 1700)

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Germann migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Germann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Germann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Miss Germann, who arrived in America in 1788 [1]
Germann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Germann, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Joh Friedr Germann, who landed in America in 1850 [1]
  • Jakob Germann, who arrived in Brazil in 1862 [1]

Germann migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Germann Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • lgnatz Germann, aged 51, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Michael Germann, aged 9, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Regina Germann, aged 3, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Franziska Germann, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Contemporary Notables of the name Germann (post 1700)

  • Gregory Andrew "Greg" Germann (b. 1958), American actor, best known for his role as Richard Fish in the television series Ally McBeal and as Mattson in Child's Play 2
  • Adolf Germann (1857-1924), Swiss politician, President of the Swiss National Council (1908-1909)
  • Theodor Germann (1879-1935), Latvian chess master who later lived and played in London in the 1910s
  • Monika Germann (b. 1954), Swiss cross country skier at the 1984 Winter Olympics
  • Pierre-Michel "Pierre" Germann (b. 1985), French professional footballer
  • Hannes Germann (b. 1956), Swiss politician, Member of the Swiss Council of States for the Canton of Schaffhausen (2002-)
  • Markus Arthur Germann, Swiss figure skater, the 1963 & 1964 Swiss national champion

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)
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