Rhineland was the local name. Originally denoting the proprietorship of the village or estate, the German preposition von, which means from or of, was used with local names. The surname Allemann was given to someone who 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 Allemann 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 Allemann family played an influential role in the social, economic and political development of the territories of the Rhineland.
Early Origins of the Allemann family
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.
Early History of the Allemann family
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Allemann Spelling Variations
Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Allemann include Alemann, Allemann, Aleman, Alemand, Allemand, Alemanns, Allemang and many more.
Early Notables of the Allemann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Allemann family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Allemann, or one of its variants above:
Allemann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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