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The surname Guttman, 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.

Guttman Early Origins



The surname Guttman was first found in various regions of the Germanic empire where the name Guttman 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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Guttman Spelling Variations


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Guttman Spelling Variations



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

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Guttman Early History


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Guttman Early History



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

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Guttman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guttman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time with the name Guttman 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 Guttman 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:

Guttman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philipp Guttman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1736

Guttman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Guttman, who arrived in Indiana in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guttman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guttman (post 1700)



  • Elizabeth Ann Guttman (b. 1961), birth name of Elizabeth Daily, an American voice actress, best known for her voice for Tommy Pickles in Rugrats and Buttercup in The Powerpuff Girls
  • Norman Guttman (1920-1984), American psychologist, student of B. F. Skinner
  • Howard M. Guttman (b. 1951), American management consultant, founder of Guttman Development Strategies
  • Louis Guttman (1916-1987), Israeli sociologist, inventor of the Guttman scale for statistical surveys
  • Eli Guttman (b. 1958), former Israeli football player, current manager of the Israeli national football team
  • David Guttman (1883-1940), Swedish long-distance runner at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Guttman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guttman 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 18 May 2015 at 14:47.

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