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The roots of the distinguished German surname Amelung lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name was made famous through the "Dietrichsage," a collection of medieval German heroic poems featuring Dietrich von Bern of the Amelung dynasty. Amelung is made up of the Gothic "amal," meaning "vigor, energy," and "-ung," an ancient ending common in heroic poetry indicating "descendant of." The name was common during the early Middle Ages as both a personal name and a surname.

Amelung Early Origins



The surname Amelung was first found in Swabia, where it most likely first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the surname is Wernhard Amilunc, who was a resident of the city of Freiburg in the year 1200. The young Amelung family was instrumental during this early period, playing a significant role in the development of medieval German society.

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Amelung Spelling Variations


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Amelung Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Amelung, Amelungen, Amelunke, Amelunk, Amilunc, Amelong, Ameling, Amelang, Ammelunc, Ahmling and many more.

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Amelung Early History


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Amelung Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amelung research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1295, 1365, 1690, 1798, 1849, and 1865 are included under the topic Early Amelung History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Amelung Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Amelung Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Amelung Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amelung Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Amelung, who landed in America in 1784
  • John Frederick Amelung, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1787

Amelung Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John A Amelung, aged 22, landed in Texas in 1827
  • Otto Amelung, who landed in Texas in 1845
  • Auguste Amelung, who landed in America in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Amelung (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Amelung (post 1700)



  • Viola B. Amelung, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1952, 1960
  • Roy Amelung, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1986
  • Lola Amelung (b. 1915), painter and illustrator

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Amelung Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Amelung Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 10:50.

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