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Early Origins of the Germany family

The surname Germany was first found in Pesaro, anciently Pisaurum, a city and seaport of the Marches and capital of the province of Pesaro and Urbino. In the 13th century Pesaro was ruled by the papacy or local emperors. The Malesta family controlled about 1285. It transferred to Francesco Sforza in 1445 who was supplanted by 1512 with Francesco Maria, Duke of Urbino. In 1631 it reverted the States of the Church, in 1860 to the Kingdom of Italy. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Germany family

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Germany Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Germani, Germano, German, Iermano, Germama, Germanaz, Germanino and many more.

Early Notables of the Germany family (pre 1700)

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Germany Ranking

In the United States, the name Germany is the 6,319th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Germany migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Germany Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Germany, who landed in New York in 1834 [2]
  • Frank Germany, who arrived in America in 1852 via Glasgow aboard the "Devonshire,"

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  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