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Multiple Origins for the Surname Adelman


German


The surname Adelman is an occupational surname, derived from the Old German roots adel, which means noble, and mann, which means man. The surname identifies the bearer as a member of the nobility, which makes this a surname of office. This surname is associated with Swabia, a region in the southwest of Germany. The place name survives today only as the name for a mountain range running across the region where Swabia used to be. In the 1st century, Swabia was settled by the tribe of the Sueben who came from central Germany, and drove the Celts to Gaul (France). The Sueben prince Ariovist was defeated by Caesar in battle at Mulhouse, Alsace in 58 B C. Following the end of the Roman era, the Germanic Alemans from the north and the Bajuvaren from the east entered the region between 300 and 500 AD. They were in turn defeated by the Franks under Clovis in 496. The whole kingdom became eventually known as Alemannia. The dukedom of Swabia, formed in the 10th century, was ruled by the Hohenstaufen family from 1079, until they died out in 1268, when the counts of Wuerttemberg took control. Two other imperial dynasties also came from Swabia: theHapsburgs and the Hohenzollerns, who were the Kings of Prussia and the last German emperors until 1918. Today, the area is called Baden-Württemberg.

Adelman Early Origins



The surname Adelman was first found in Swabia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region, whose family seat lay in the area of Ellwangen. Chronicles mention this family as early as 878, though the first individual to be recorded was Seyfried von Adelmannsfelden in 1236. The variation Adel is known as early as 1189 where chronicles mention Adelo, a minister in Eichstaett. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Adelman Spelling Variations


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Adelman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Adelmann, Adelman, Adellman, Adellmann, Adelmanns, Adellmanns and many more.

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Adelman Early History


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Adelman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Adelman research. Another 172 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1687, 1728, 1790, and 1805 are included under the topic Early Adelman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Adelman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Adelman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Adelman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Adelman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilhelm Adelman, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Wilhem Adelman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1750

Adelman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Adelman, who landed in Texas in 1850
  • Joe Adelman, who arrived in Texas in 1850
  • Mavciia Adelman, who landed in Texas in 1850
  • Movcus Adelman, who arrived in Texas in 1850

Adelman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joe, Mavciia and Movcus Adelman, all of whom arrived in Texas between 1850 and 1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Adelman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Adelman (post 1700)



  • Bob Adelman (1930-2016), American photographer known for his images of the African-American Civil Rights Movement
  • William J. Adelman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1970
  • Rose Adelman, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 21st District, 1938
  • Lynn S. Adelman (b. 1939), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 9th District, 1974; Member of Wisconsin State Senate, 1977-97
  • David I. Adelman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2008
  • Daniel Adelman, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1932
  • Irma Adelman (b. 1930), vice-president of the American Economics Association, who won the Order of the Bronze Tower (Korea)
  • Kenneth Lee Adelman (b. 1946), director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency as well as Instructor in Shakespeare at Georgetown University
  • Saul Adelman (b. 1944), American astronomer
  • Rick Adelman (b. 1946), American basketball player and coach

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Adelman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Adelman 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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