Show ContentsBiedermann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Biedermann 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 Biedermann family

The surname Biedermann 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 Biedermann family

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Biedermann Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Biedermann family (pre 1700)

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United States Biedermann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Biedermann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W Biedermann, aged 21, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [2]
  • C C Biedermann, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • Johan Georg Biedermann, who settled in Philadelphia in 1854

Contemporary Notables of the name Biedermann (post 1700) +

  • Matthias Biedermann (b. 1983), German male skeleton racer
  • Julia Biedermann (b. 1967), German television actress
  • Paul Biedermann (b. 1986), German Olympic swimmer
  • Jeanette Biedermann (b. 1981), German pop singer-songwriter
  • Friedrich Karl Biedermann (1812-1901), German historian and publicist, who was born in Leipzig and was a member of the German Reichstag from 1871 to 1874
  • Christoph Biedermann (b. 1987), international footballer from Liechtenstein
  • Johann Jakob Biedermann (1763-1830), Swiss painter and etcher

  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) on Facebook