The ancestral home of the Aultmann family is in the German province of Bavaria
. Aultmann 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 Aultmann 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 Aultmann family
The surname Aultmann 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 Aultmann family
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Aultmann Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Aultmann include Altmann, Alltman, Altmanns, Altmanne, Alltmanne and others.
Early Notables of the Aultmann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aultmann family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Aultmann 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.