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Multiple Origins for the Surname Germann


English


The Germann family has descended through the lines of the ancient Normans that came to England following their Conquest of England in 1066. The Germann name reveals that an early member was a person of German descent, or a person who was associated with that country through trade or other means. Another derivation of the name suggests that it derives from the Old French given name Germain. This name was borne by a popular French saint from the 5th century, and also meant of the same stock, or related to. Germann is a classic example of an polygenetic surname, which is a surname that was developed in a number of different locations and adopted by various families independently.

Germann Early Origins



The surname Germann was first found in Essex where they had been granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Germann Spelling Variations


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Germann Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Germann family name include German, Germans, Jermain, Jarman and others.

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Germann Early History


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Germann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Germann research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, 1250, 1248, 1279, 1318, 1402, 1377, 1397, 1650 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Germann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Germann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Germann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Germann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Germann In Ireland


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Germann In Ireland



Some of the Germann family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Germann family to immigrate North America:

Germann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Germann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Miss Germann, who arrived in America in 1788 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Germann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Germann, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Joh Friedr Germann, who landed in America in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jakob Germann, who arrived in Brazil in 1862 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Germann Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • lgnatz Germann, aged 51, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Michael Germann, aged 9, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Regina Germann, aged 3, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Franziska Germann, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Germann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Germann (post 1700)



  • Gregory Andrew "Greg" Germann (b. 1958), American actor, best known for his role as Richard Fish in the television series Ally McBeal and as Mattson in Child's Play 2
  • Adolf Germann (1857-1924), Swiss politician, President of the Swiss National Council (1908-1909)
  • Theodor Germann (1879-1935), Latvian chess master who later lived and played in London in the 1910s
  • Monika Germann (b. 1954), Swiss cross country skier at the 1984 Winter Olympics
  • Pierre-Michel "Pierre" Germann (b. 1985), French professional footballer
  • Hannes Germann (b. 1956), Swiss politician, Member of the Swiss Council of States for the Canton of Schaffhausen (2002-)
  • Markus Arthur Germann, Swiss figure skater, the 1963 & 1964 Swiss national champion

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  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)

Other References

  1. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Germann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Germann 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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