The ancestral home of the Altmanne family is in the German province of Bavaria
. Altmanne is a German nickname
surname. Such names came from "eke-names," or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. The name Altmanne derives from the High German word "alt" which means "old," and other components which meant "servant." It is also derived from the first name Aldman, which means old man.
Early Origins of the Altmanne family
The surname Altmanne was first found in Lower Bavaria
, where the name is considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal
society which became the backbone of early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as each group sought power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Altmanne family
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Altmanne 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 Altmanne include Altmann, Alltman, Altmanns, Altmanne, Alltmanne and others.
Early Notables of the Altmanne family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Altmanne family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Altmanne surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Anthon Altman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749. Wilhelm Altman settled in Philadelphia in 1749. Barbara Altmann settled in Texas in 1855. Doro Altmann, age 36.