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The surname Guterman, which means "good man," was an honorary title often bestowed upon noblemen and vassals. In fact, a document from Gustow from 1306 uses the term "guder man" synonymously with vassal.

Guterman Early Origins



The surname Guterman was first found in various regions of the Germanic empire where the name Guterman gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. In 1251, a knight from Alsace was called Guotman "Bonus Vir" meaning "good man" in Latin. In Saxony and Silesia, Guttman was common as a knightly personal name. One such example was Sir Guthwin von Tristewitz, the name of a father and son who were recorded in 1285. The form Guttman, was preceded in that area by the form Gutwin, as can be seen from the from town called Guttmannsdorf, that was once called Gutwinsdorf. Early records from Liegnitz show a C. Gutwyn in 1381 and C. Guttman in 1547. The Low German form of the surname is Gutermann, and records for Offenberg show a Dietrich Guterman in 1352. Gutman was also sometimes used as a forename, as in Gutman Hevenler recorded in Freiburg in 1312, and Gutman Gut recorded in Sulz in 1413.

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Guterman Spelling Variations


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Guterman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gutmann, Gutman, Guttman, Guterman, Gutermann and many more.

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Guterman Early History


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Guterman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guterman research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1731, 1741, and 1807 are included under the topic Early Guterman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guterman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guterman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time with the name Guterman included the Gutmann family of Bavaria, who were knights in the Holy Roman Empire, and the Gutermann family of Bavaria, who were made barons in...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guterman Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guterman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Henrich Guterman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751

Guterman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Guterman, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guterman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guterman (post 1700)



  • Louis H. Guterman, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1913
  • Jeffrey Guterman (b. 1958), American mental health counselor, educator, and author
  • Gerald Guterman, American real estate developer
  • Lawrence Guterman, movie director

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Guterman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Guterman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guterman 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 23 September 2010 at 15:37.

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