Biederman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Biederman was derived from Middle High German word "biderbe" which means "honest, upright" and one of the first records of the name was Biderbeman sacerdos [priest] in 1262. The next record of the name was in the 14th century when Duke Leopold de Biderbe was listed. [1]

Early Origins of the Biederman family

The surname Biederman was first found in Switzerland, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses in Switzerland, Austria and Saxony, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

Early History of the Biederman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Biederman research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1802, 1819, and 1885 are included under the topic Early Biederman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Biederman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Biedermann, Biederman, Biedderman, Beydermann, Beyddermann and many more.

Early Notables of the Biederman family (pre 1700)

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United States Biederman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Biederman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Biederman, age 48, settled in America in 1709
Biederman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Biederman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1859
  • Adam Biederman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1872
Biederman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Christian Biederman, who arrived in Chile in 1920 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Biederman (post 1700) +

  • Irving Biederman, American vision scientist and professor of psychology and computer science at the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph Biederman, Award-winning American Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School
  • Kim Sychowski Biederman, American politician, Candidate for village President of Niles, Illinois, 2009 [3]
  • Don Biederman, Canadian stock car racer inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame


  1. ^ Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns.)Dictionary of German Names Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7)
  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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