Ammann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ammann family

The surname Ammann 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 Ammann family

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

Ammann Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ammann family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Ammann 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 Ammann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ammann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ammann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Ammann, age 24, settled in Carolina in 1735
  • Hans Ulrich Ammann, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1735 [1]
  • Jacob Ammann, who landed in Carolina in 1735 [1]
  • Anna Ammann, who settled in Carolina in 1743
  • Anna Ammann, who arrived in Carolina in 1743 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Ammann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johannes Ammann, aged 41, who arrived in Missouri in 1845 [1]
  • Carl Ammann, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Adam Ammann, aged 36, who arrived in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Aloys Ammann, who landed in Ohio in 1852 [1]
Ammann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Othmar Hermann Ammann, who landed in New York in 1904 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ammann (post 1700) +

  • Bob Ammann (b. 1965), retired American soccer goalkeeper
  • Mike Ammann (b. 1971), retired American soccer goalkeeper
  • Othmar Hermann Ammann (1879-1965), American structural engineer, best known for his work on the George Washington Bridge, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and Bayonne Bridge
  • Ellen Aurora Elisabeth Morgenröte Ammann (1870-1932), German politician and activist
  • Lukas Ammann (1912-2017), Swiss actor and centenarian
  • Gustav Ammann (1885-1955), Swiss landscape architect
  • Peter Ammann (b. 1957), Swiss sprint canoer
  • Daniel Ammann (b. 1963), Swiss investigative journalist and author
  • Robert Ammann (1946-1994), American amateur mathematician, eponym of Ammann bars
  • Thomas E. Ammann (1950-1993), leading Swiss art dealer in Impressionist
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)


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