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

Baumann Early Origins



The surname Baumann 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.

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Baumann Spelling Variations


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Baumann Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Baumann include Baumann, Bauman, Baumman, Baumenn, Baumen and many more.

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Baumann Early History


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Baumann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baumann research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1789, 1790, 1816, 1818, 1819, and 1824 are included under the topic Early Baumann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baumann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baumann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables with the name Baumann 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...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baumann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from the Rhineland who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. Many of those who left the Rhineland to seek their fortunes in the prosperous and free New World settled in the major urban centers of the United States and Canada. In the United States, the settlers from the Rhineland passed through immigration centers like that of Ellis Island, most of them moving on to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, the majority of Rhinelanders settled in Ontario and the prairie provinces. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many important settlers to North America bearing the name Baumann, or one of its variants above:

Baumann Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Wilhelm Baumann, who arrived in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683

Baumann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthaus Baumann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1714
  • Matthias Baumann, who arrived in America in 1714
  • Johann Conrad Baumann, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1721
  • Jakob Baumann, who landed in America in 1727
  • Susanna Muller Baumann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baumann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christ Fried Baumann, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • Anna Rosine Baumann, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • Marie Christl Baumann, who landed in North America in 1832
  • Sabine Baumann, who landed in North America in 1832
  • Joh Heinr Baumann, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baumann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Baumann, who landed in Manitoba in 1876

Baumann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Baumann, aged 29, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baumann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baumann (post 1700)



  • Dieter Baumann (b. 1965), German two-time gold and three-time silver medalist runner
  • Oliver Baumann (b. 1990), German football goalkeeper
  • Frank Baumann (b. 1975), retired German footballer
  • Peter Baumann (b. 1953), German musician and composer, member of electronic group "Tangerine Dream"
  • Günter Helmut Baumann (b. 1947), German politician
  • Max Georg Baumann (1917-1999), German composer and music educator
  • Pawel Baumann (1983-2016), Polish sprint canoer, world championship silver medalist (2006, 2007)
  • Romed Baumann (b. 1986), Austrian two-time gold, three-time silver medalist World Cup alpine ski racer
  • Georg Baumann (1892-1914), Estonian gold medalist wrestler at the 1913 World Championships
  • Patrik Baumann (b. 1986), Swiss football defender from Basel
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Baumann Historic Events


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Baumann Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John D. Baumann (d. 1912), aged 60, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Baumann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baumann Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 October 2016 at 14:11.

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