Aultman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestral home of the Aultman family is in the German province of Bavaria. Aultman is a German nickname surname. Such names came from "eke-names," or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. The name Aultman derives from the High German word "alt" which means "old," and other components which meant "servant." It is also derived from the first name Aldman, which means old man.
Early Origins of the Aultman family
The surname Aultman was first found in Lower Bavaria, where the name is considered to have made an early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development in Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as each group sought power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Aultman family
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Aultman Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Aultman include Altmann, Alltman, Altmanns, Altmanne, Alltmanne and others.
Early Notables of the Aultman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aultman family
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Aultman or a variant listed above: Anthon Altman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749. Wilhelm Altman settled in Philadelphia in 1749. Barbara Altmann settled in Texas in 1855. Doro Altmann, age 36.
Contemporary Notables of the name Aultman (post 1700) +
- Oliver E. Aultman (1867-1953), American bank clerk who founded The Aultman Studio, a commercial photographic studio in Trinidad, Colorado in 1889
- General Dwight Edward Aultman, American U.S. Army officer, eponym of the USS General D. E. Aultman (AP-156), a General G. O. Squier-class transport ship
- Rosemary Aultman (b. 1946), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2004 
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