Early Origins of the Amannn family
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 Amannn family
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Amannn Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Amannn, Ammann, Aman, Ammon and others.
Early Notables of the Amannn family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the surname Amannn 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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Migration of the Amannn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Uhlrig Amman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1735; John Amman settled in San Francisco, Cal. in 1850; Anna Ammann settled in Carolina in 1743; Jacob Ammann, age 24.
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