Ahmling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the distinguished German surname Ahmling lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name was made famous through the "Dietrichsage," a collection of medieval German heroic poems featuring Dietrich von Bern of the Ahmling dynasty. Ahmling is made up of the Gothic "amal," meaning "vigor, energy," and "-ung," an ancient ending common in heroic poetry indicating "descendant of." The name was common during the early Middle Ages as both a personal name and a surname.
Early Origins of the Ahmling family
The surname Ahmling was first found in Swabia, where it most likely first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the surname is Wernhard Amilunc, who was a resident of the city of Freiburg in the year 1200. The young Ahmling family was instrumental during this early period, playing a significant role in the development of medieval German society.
Early History of the Ahmling family
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Ahmling Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Amelung, Amelungen, Amelunke, Amelunk, Amilunc, Amelong, Ameling, Amelang, Ammelunc, Ahmling and many more.
Early Notables of the Ahmling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ahmling family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Amelung, a Waldecker mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War; John Frederick Magnus Amelung, who was naturalized in Baltimore in 1797.