Early Origins of the lachenmann family
The surname lachenmann was first found in Franconia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Chronicles first mention "Heinrich in der lachun" in 1280 in Wuerttemberg, "Lachenman" in 1409 in Reutlingen, Burkhart Lachner of Freiburg in 1434, and by 1452 the variation "Lachenmair" was taken on in Leutkirch. "An der Lache" meant literally "by the pond." Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that developing region as they emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal
Early History of the lachenmann family
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lachenmann Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of lachenmann include Lach, Lache, Lacher, Lachner, Lachemann, Lachmann, Lachman, Lachenmann, Lachenmaier and many more.
Early Notables of the lachenmann family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name lachenmann in this period include Karl Konrad Lachmann (1793-1851), who was one of the true pioneers of the study of Germanic philology, doing ground-breaking work on mediaeval epics and troubadours. He also wrote poetry and published... Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lachenmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the lachenmann 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 lachenmanns to arrive in North America, and among them were: Mark Lachman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1774. Martin Lachner and Vite Lachner came to Georgia in 1741; G.C. Lachenmayer came to Philadelphia in 1798.