Erdmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Erdmann family

The surname Erdmann was first found in Silesia, where the name emerged after the 14th century, where it was related to the name "Ertmar"; this name is also reflected in the place name Erdmannsdorf, found in both Saxony and Silesia. This family name spread throughout the northern regions of Germany, and Ertwin Erdtmann is mentioned in Osnabrueck chronicles as early as 1509.

Important Dates for the Erdmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Erdmann research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1703, 1843, 1629, 1666, 1665, 1666, 1774, 1835, 1804, 1869, 1805 and 1892 are included under the topic Early Erdmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Erdmann Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Erdmann, Erdman, Ertmann, Ertman, Erdtmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Erdmann family (pre 1700)

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Erdmann migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Erdmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Erdmann, who landed in America in 1780 [1]
  • Joh Peter Erdmann, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
Erdmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Erdmann, who arrived in Mississippi in 1820
  • Charlotte Erdmann, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • August Erdmann, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Eva Erdmann, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Mr. Erdmann, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Erdmann migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Erdmann Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Johann Peter Erdmann, who settled in Canada in 1783

Erdmann migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Erdmann Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Erdmann, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Erdmann (post 1700)

  • Marian S. Erdmann, American Republican politician, Mayor of Great Falls, Montana, 1963-67; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1972
  • Georgia Erdmann, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1976
  • Wilfried Erdmann (b. 1940), one of the most famous German sailors. He is known for his single-handed, non-stop circumnavigations. He also is a successful author, some of his books (describing his sailing trips) are bestsellers in Germany
  • Carl Erdmann (1898-1945), German historian who specialized in medieval political and intellectual history
  • Benno Erdmann (1851-1921), philosopher of thought processes
  • David Erdmann (1821-1905), Proant theologian and general superintendent of Silesia at Breslau
  • Johann Erdmann Hummel (1769-1852), German painter

Historic Events for the Erdmann family

Hindenburg LZ-129
  • Mr. Fritz Erdmann (1891-1937), German Luftwaffe Colonel from Germany, who was a passenger on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and died in the Airship Fire [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Hindenburg Disaster Passenger List | Airships.net. (Retrieved 2014, April 11) . Retrieved from http://www.airships.net/hindenburg/disaster/hindenburg-passenger-list/
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