Aleman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Aleman is a name whose history dates possibly as far back as 1066 when the Normans first arrived in Britain following their Conquest of the island. It was a name for a person or family of German heritage. Further research showed the name was derived from the Anglo-Norman-French word aleman, which means German. [1]

Early Origins of the Aleman family

The surname Aleman was first found in Allemagne, [2] now known as Fleury-sur-Orne, near Caen in Normandy. There is no clear record of the family arriving in Britain but their voyage is of no doubt. Some of the first records of the name include listings in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Terric le Alemaund in Buckinghamshire; Henry de Alemania in Nottinghamshire; Bertram de Almannia in Lincolnshire and Robert Almene in Cambridgeshire. [3] John le Alemaund was listed in London in 1284. [4] The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Willelmus Alman. [3]

Early History of the Aleman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aleman research. Another 82 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1304, 1440, 1407 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Aleman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Aleman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Aleman have been found, including Almayne, Alman, Allman, Almand, Hallman, Allmaine, Almon, Almand, Altman, Allman, Ellman, Dalman and many more.

Early Notables of the Aleman family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Elmham (d. 1440?), English historian, Benedictine monk of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, probably a native of North Elmham in Norfolk. He was treasurer of his society...
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aleman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Aleman family to Ireland

Some of the Aleman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Aleman migration to the United States +

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Aleman were among those contributors:

Aleman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Christian Aleman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753
Aleman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Aleman, who landed in America in 1809 [5]
  • Roberto Aleman, who arrived in America in 1827 [5]
  • Enrique Aleman, who arrived in America in 1827 [5]
  • Francisco Aleman, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [5]
  • Alonso Aleman, who landed in Spanish Main in 1838 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Aleman (post 1700) +

  • José Braulio Alemán (1864-1930), Cuban Brigadier General in the Spanish-American War
  • Ricardo Aleman (b. 1977), Mexican-American author and comedian
  • Raymundo Aleman, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 26th District, 2004 [6]
  • Graciela Aleman, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 101st District, 2000 [6]
  • Juan Pablo Villar Aleman (b. 1949), Cuban artist
  • Eulalio Ríos Alemán (1938-1980), Mexican Olympic swimmer
  • Consuelo Villalón Alemán (1907-1998), well-known Mexican pianist
  • Eduardo Aleman, retired Venezuelan professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer
  • Laura Alemán (b. 1987), Puerto Rican actress, model, and singer
  • Armando Alemán (1904-1995), Spanish fencer
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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