The surname Immerman is toponymic, that is, it is derived from the name of the place where the original bearer once lived or held land. This type of name was often assigned to the bearer after he had moved from the place into new region. In this case, the place name would have been derived from the old German word "immer" which implied a stretch of water. Many places take their name from this root word, such as Immer in Lower Saxony
, Immersberg in Baden-Würtemberg, and Immerseiben in Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Immerman family
The surname Immerman was first found in Switzerland
, where Immerman emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of these regions. Among early mentions of the name is Michael Immer, who was a Lutheran parish priest in Bayreuth from 1536 to 1545.
Early History of the Immerman family
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Immerman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Immer, Immers, Immerman, Immermann, Immler and others.
Early Notables of the Immerman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Immerman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Immerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Bernard Immerman, who landed in New York in 1833
Contemporary Notables of the name Immerman (post 1700)
- Neil Immerman, winner of the 1995 Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science and an author on computer science
- Richard Immerman, political scientist and author on foreign policy