Amend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Amend family

The surname Amend 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.

Important Dates for the Amend family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Amend 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 Amend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Amend Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Amend family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Amend 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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Amend migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amend Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francois Amend, aged 35, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Johan Georg Amend, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • John Amend, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
  • Ygnace Amend, aged 38, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785 [1]
  • Johanna Amend, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796 [1]
Amend Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Amend, aged 22, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Magdalena Amend, aged 26, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Michael Amend, aged 30, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Konrad Amend, who arrived in Iowa in 1869 [1]
  • Catharina Amend, aged 4, who arrived in New York, NY in 1899 [1]
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Amend migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Amend Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Adam Amend, aged 57, who landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Cathrina Amend, aged 54, who arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Elisabeth Amend, aged 23, who landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Heinrich Amend, aged 10, who arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Jacob Amend, aged 17, who landed in Quebec in 1893
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Contemporary Notables of the name Amend (post 1700)

  • William J. C. "Bill" Amend III (b. 1962), American cartoonist, best known for his comic strip FoxTrot
  • Eric Amend (1965-1984), American Olympic tennis player at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Edward B. Amend, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1903-13 [2]
  • Rolf-Dieter Amend (1949-1970), East German three-time gold medalist slalom canoer who competed in the 1970s

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Citations

  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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