Grundman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Grundman name comes from Middle High German word "gru-ene," which means "greenery." As a surname, it likely evolved from a topographic name for someone who lived in a green and leafy place; or as a habitational name from a place such as Gruna, or Grunau in Silesia.

Early Origins of the Grundman family

The surname Grundman was first found in Bavaria, where the name Grundman was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Grundman family

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Grundman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grun, Grün, Grunau, Grunauer, Grunbach, Grundel, Grundemann, Grunder, Grundler, Grundner, Grunenthal, Grünenstein, Grünenwald, Gruner, Gruener, Gruenthal, Gruenbach, Grunfels, Grunhof and many more.

Early Notables of the Grundman family (pre 1700)

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United States Grundman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Grundman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antje Grundman, who landed in Iowa in 1849 [1]
  • Hendrik Grundman, who arrived in Iowa in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Grundman (post 1700) +

  • Helen G. Grundman, American professor of mathematics at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
  • Bernie Grundman, American Grammy Award nominated audio engineer
  • Irving Grundman (1928-2021), Canadian ice hockey executive and municipal politician, General Manager of the Montreal Canadiens from 1978 to 1983
  • Jorge Grundman Isla (b. 1961), Spanish classical composer, musicologist, musician and professor


  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)


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