Amann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Amann family

The surname Amann 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 Amann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amann research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1778, 1539, 1591, 1539, 1634, 1691, 1656, 1730, 1669, 1724 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Amann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Amann Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Amann family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Amann 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...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Amann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Xavier Amann, aged 35, who arrived in Missouri in 1846 [1]
  • Lorenz Amann, who arrived in St Clair County, III in 1857 [1]
  • Michael Amann, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1862 [1]
  • Raphael Amann, aged 20, who landed in South Dakota in 1889 [1]
  • Rochus Amann, aged 18, who arrived in South Dakota in 1889 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Amann (post 1700) +

  • James Amann (b. 1956), American politician, Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives (2005-2009)
  • Diane Marie Amann, American legal scholar, Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives & Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law
  • Philippine "Betty" Amann (1905-1990), German-born, American actress, awarded the German award Filmband in Gold in 1987
  • Paul Amann, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1954 [2]
  • James Amann, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • Edward J. Amann Jr. (b. 1925), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1952; Member of New York State Assembly, 1953-73 [2]
  • Bryan L. Amann (b. 1957), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1988 [2]
  • Max Amann (1905-1945), German gold medalist water polo player at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Herbert Amann (1919-1944), German Wehrmacht officer, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Gregor Amann (b. 1962), German politician, member of the SPD
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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