The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Immsland family. Immsland is a local
name, first used as a surname for someone who lived in Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Immsland family
The surname Immsland was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Imsland contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs.
Early History of the Immsland family
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Immsland Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Immsland include Imsland, Immsland, Imssland, Imslland, Imslande, Immslland and many more.
Early Notables of the Immsland family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Immsland family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Immslands to arrive in North America, and among them were: Nels J. Imsland, who arrived in Iowa in 1892.