Aman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Aman family

The surname Aman was first found in Switzerland. The name originated from the much honored position of the Landammann, who was the highest official of a Swiss canton (province). But as a surname it became prominent in Bavaria where it branched into many houses, many of which played important roles in tribal and national conflicts, as each group seeking power in an ever-changing territorial profile. The name can be primarily traced to an old noble family from the city of Augsburg; another branch possessed the castle Lauffenberg in the district of Altmuehl. A Bruno Ammann von der Lauffenberg is mentioned in chronicles as early as 1325.

Early History of the Aman family

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Aman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Amannn, Ammann, Aman, Ammon and others.

Early Notables of the Aman family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Aman were Jost Ammann (1539-1591), a well-known and much respected woodcarver in Zurich around 1539; Paul Amman (1634-1691), a German physician and botanist; Jakob Ammann (c. 1656-c. 1730), Anabaptist leader...
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Aman Ranking

In the United States, the name Aman is the 8,974th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Aman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Aman, who landed in Virginia in 1600 [2]
Aman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John and Jacob Aman were registered as United Empire Loyalists
  • Pritzius Aman, aged 22, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [2]

Canada Aman migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Aman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

New Zealand Aman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Aman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Aman, aged 12, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jubilee" in 1873

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X on Facebook