Show ContentsBaughman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Baughman surname comes from the German word "baum," or "boum" in Middle High and Old German, meaning "tree." As such, Baughman may have originally been a nickname for someone who lived by a tree. Other instances of the Baughman surname no doubt derive from the Middle High German word "bumann," meaning "a farmer."

Early Origins of the Baughman family

The surname Baughman was first found in the Rhine region, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The earliest trace of the Baumann family is found in Strasbourg, where they flourished at the beginning of the 14th century.

Early History of the Baughman family

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Baughman 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 Baughman include Baumann, Bauman, Baumman, Baumenn, Baumen and many more.

Early Notables of the Baughman family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Baughman during this period were Nicolaus Baumann, the son of the Doctor of Law Joachim Baumann, who was a senator in Stralsund, Pomerania, and the Lord of the estates at Luedershagen. He was ennobled in...
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Baughman Ranking

In the United States, the name Baughman is the 2,503rd most popular surname with an estimated 12,435 people with that name. [1]


United States Baughman migration to the United States +

Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Baughman were among of the early German families that came to North America:

Baughman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Baughman, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [2]
  • Frederick William Baughman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1856 [2]
  • John Baughman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Baughman (post 1700) +

  • Wayne Baughman (1941-2022), American wrestler, coach and ultra-endurance athlete who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics, the 1968 Summer Olympics, and the 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Mary Barney Baughman (1874-1956), American physician, medical school professor, and clubwoman based in Richmond, Virginia
  • Justin Reis Baughman (b. 1974), American former Major League Baseball player who played two seasons for the Anaheim Angels
  • James L. Baughman (1952-2016), American mass communication historian, and the Fetzer-Bascom Professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • John Ross Baughman, American photojournalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his portfolio showing the brutal treatment of prisoners by Rhodesian Security Forces in the fall of 1977
  • George F. Baughman (1915-2004), American first President of New College of Florida, Vice president of the University of Florida and New York University and treasurer and a rear admiral in the United States Naval Reserve
  • Deiton Baughman (b. 1996), American tennis player
  • T. H. "Tim" Baughman (b. 1947), American teacher of European and polar exploration history at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, professor emeritus at the University of Central Oklahoma, frequent leader of international expeditions for Zegrahm Expeditions
  • Urbanus Edmund "U.E." Baughman (1905-1978), American chief of the United States Secret Service between 1948 and 1961
  • Elise Paige Baughman, American voice actress who works for anime series at Funimation and New Generation Pictures
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  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  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)


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