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Early Origins of the Ammon family

The surname Ammon 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 Ammon family

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Ammon Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Ammon family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Ammon 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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Ammon Ranking

In the United States, the name Ammon is the 14,696th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Ammon migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ammon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Ammon, who landed in America in 1730 [2]
  • Joh Georg Ammon, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]
  • Johann Georg Ammon, aged 38, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]
  • Johannes Ammon, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [2]
Ammon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Andrew Ammon, who arrived in Maryland in 1821 [2]
  • John G Ammon, who landed in Mississippi in 1853 [2]
  • August Ammon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [2]
  • Herman Ammon, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1870 [2]
  • Carl Ammon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [2]

Australia Ammon migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ammon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Ammon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" in 1851 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Ammon (post 1700) +

  • Andrew Ammon (b. 1990), American professional ice hockey player
  • Generosa Ammon (1956-2003), American wife and then widow of multimillionaire Ted Ammon
  • Robert Theodore Ammon (1949-2001), American financier and investment banker who was murdered during a bitter divorce battle
  • Robert H. Ammon, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories
  • Otto Georg Ammon (1842-1916), German anthropologist
  • Peter Ammon (b. 1952), German diplomat, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Kingdom since May 2014
  • Guenter Ammon (b. 1918), German psychiatrist, teacher, and psychoanalyst
  • Ammon Wrigley (1861-1946), English poet and local historian from Saddleworth
  • Ammon McNeely (b. 1970), American rock climber; he holds the most Speed Climbing World Records and First One Day Ascents on El Capitan in Yosemite
  • Ammon H. Kreider, American co-founder of The Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, an American flying service and aircraft manufacturer in 1923

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1851. Retrieved on Facebook