Aichman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Aichman. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Aichman family.
Early Origins of the Aichman family
The surname Aichman was first found in Prussia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district since 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.
Important Dates for the Aichman family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aichman research. Another 112 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 180 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Aichman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aichman Spelling Variations
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 Aichman include Eichmann, Eichman, Eychman, Eychmann, Aichman and many more.
Early Notables of the Aichman family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Aichman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aichman family
Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Johann Eichman, who came to America in 1776; Michael Eichman arrived in New York in 1836; Georg Jacob Eichman came to Philadelphia in 1884; as did Daniel Eichman in 1849.