. 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
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.
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.
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.