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The name Alleman comes from the Rhineland, an ancient region of Germany. In pre-medieval times, the Germans used only one name, but later they were forced by a growing population to adopt hereditary surnames, so as to remain distinct from others using the same personal (first) name. Local names derived from place names, were often chosen. They originally indicated land ownership, and frequently carried the prefix von, meaning "of" or "from", which is often taken as an indication of aristocratic lineage. Alleman was a name for some one lived in the Rhineland which is derived from the Germanic tribal name Alemanni, which means all the men. The Alemanni, who originally inhabited the Rhineland, played a large role in the early tribal conflicts of the area and they engaged in bitter battles with the Franks for domination of territory. The English variation Alleman is also the name for someone from Germany, derived from the Anglo-Norman French word aleman, which means German, or Allemagne, which means Germany. In some cases, the name may have been from the southern regions of France that border Germany, such as Norman region of Allemagne which was named by the Germanic settlers there, or Alsace- Lorraine. Alman is also a Jewish Ashkenazic surname taken by a widower. In the Middle Ages, the Alleman family played an influential role in the social, economic and political development of the territories of the Rhineland.

Alleman Early Origins



The surname Alleman was first found in the Rhinelands, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. The name is associated with the Alsace- Lorraine region on the southern French-German border; the Alemanns were the Germanic tribes that anciently inhabited this region.

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Alleman Spelling Variations


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Alleman Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Alleman include Alemann, Allemann, Aleman, Alemand, Allemand, Alemanns, Allemang and many more.

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Alleman Early History


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Alleman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Alleman research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1696, 1850, 1814, 1602, 1662, 1691, 1682 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Alleman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Alleman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Alleman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Alleman during this period were Johann Martin Alemann, descendant of a Magdeburg noble family, who was ennobled as mayor of this city in 1602, a title recognized in Prussia...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Alleman 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



Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Alleman were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Alleman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Simon Alleman, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Jacob Alleman Jr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Stephen Alleman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Dorstius Alleman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Hiram Alleman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Alleman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Alleman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • V Alleman, aged 30, landed in New Orleans, La in 1854
  • Allen Alleman, who landed in Arkansas in 1890

Alleman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Alleman, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"
  • Eliza Alleman, aged 18, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"

Alleman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Alleman, aged 44, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Alleman, aged 32, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Eva Alleman, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • John M. Alleman, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Sebastian Alleman, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Alleman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Alleman (post 1700)



  • John George Alleman (1804-1865), American missionary Catholic priest
  • Andrew "Andy" Alleman (b. 1983), former American football guard

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Alleman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Alleman 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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