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The surname Ledermann was an occupational name for a tanner, derived from the German word "lederaere," meaning "leather worker." While patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Germany, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Ledermann family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname.

Ledermann Early Origins



The surname Ledermann was first found in Austria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. Chronicles first mention Heynke Lederer of Liegnitz in 1372, and Sigfrid der Ledergaerwe of Schorndorf in 1302. The family branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Ledermann Spelling Variations


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Ledermann Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Ledermann include Lederer, Leder, Lederman, Ledermann, Lederle and others.

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Ledermann Early History


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Ledermann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ledermann research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1723, 1778, 1795, 1842, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Ledermann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ledermann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ledermann Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Ledermann were August Gottlob von Lederer (1723-1795), who was an Austrian state official. He was born in Saxony, where his father was a highly placed administrator, and later served in Brussels as an official at the court. He became secretary of the...

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ledermann 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



After the First World War, Austria became a republi c. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ledermann were

Ledermann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Peter Ledermann settled in America in 1731
  • Matthys Ledermann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Hans Ledermann, who landed in America in 1750

Ledermann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marx Ledermann Traveled to America in 1854
  • Gebr Ledermann, who arrived in Kentucky in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ledermann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ledermann (post 1700)



  • Susanne "Sanne" Ledermann (1928-1943), German Jewish girl who was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp, known for her friendship with the Anne Frank and her sister Margot Frank
  • Alexandra Ledermann (b. 1969), French bronze medalist equestrian at the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Walter Ledermann FRSE (1911-2009), German-born, British mathematician elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1944

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. 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).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Ledermann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ledermann 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 10 November 2014 at 07:55.

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