Amman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Amman family
The surname Amman 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 Amman family
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Amman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Amannn, Ammann, Aman, Ammon and others.
Early Notables of the Amman family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the surname Amman 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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Amman migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Amman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Amman, who landed in Virginia in 1665 
Amman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Uhlrig Amman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1735
- Anna Amman, who landed in Carolina in 1743 
- Jacob Amman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 
- Daniel Amman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 
- Conrad Amman, who landed in America in 1777 
Amman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Amman, who settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
- Joseph Amman, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864 
Contemporary Notables of the name Amman (post 1700) +
- Johann Amman (1707-1741), Swiss/Russian botanist
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)