Lehmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lehmann family

The surname Lehmann was first found in Thuringia, where the family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging feudal society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions.

Early History of the Lehmann family

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Lehmann Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lehman, Lehrman, Lehrmann, Lehrnmann, Lehrnman, Lehenmann, Leheman, Lohman and many more.

Early Notables of the Lehmann family (pre 1700)

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United States Lehmann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lehmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Lehmann, who arrived in America in 1750 [1]
  • Johann Peter Lehmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Philipp Jakob Lehmann, who landed in America in 1752 [1]
  • Philips Jacob Lehmann, who arrived in America in 1752 [1]
  • Hans Lehmann, who arrived in America in 1766 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Lehmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Christ Lehmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1801 [1]
  • Joan Henr Lehmann, who landed in America in 1812 [1]
  • Jacob Frederick Lehmann, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819 [1]
  • William Lehmann, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]
  • Sophie Lehmann, aged 36, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Lehmann migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lehmann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Anton Lehmann, who landed in Quebec in 1850
  • Magdalena Lehmann, who landed in Quebec in 1850

Australia Lehmann migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lehmann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Martin Lehmann, aged 37, a landman, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [2]

New Zealand Lehmann migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Lehmann Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Johann Lehmann, (b. 1824), aged 32, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Isabella Hercus" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th January 1856 [3]
  • Ferdinand Lehmann, aged 26, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Lehmann (post 1700) +

  • Robert Lehmann, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004
  • Ralph F. Lehmann, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1944
  • Joe E. Lehmann (b. 1887), American Democrat politician, Contractor; Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1937-38; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1948; Member of South Dakota State Senate 3rd District, 1949-52, 1955-60
  • Frederick William Lehmann (1853-1931), American Democrat politician, Attorney for Wabash Railroad; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1888 (member, Resolutions Committee; Speaker); U.S. Solicitor General, 1910-12
  • Clara A. Lehmann, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1956
  • Bryan Lehmann, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1960
  • Lotte Lehmann, American soprano, German-born, known for her performances in operas by Richard Strauss
  • Karl Lehmann (1936-2018), German Roman Catholic Cardinal prelate, Bishop of Mainz (1983–2016)
  • Jacob Heinrich Wilhelm Lehmann (1800-1863), German astronomer, namesake for the crater Lehmann on the Moon
  • Harry Lehmann (1924-1998), German physicist who co-developed the LSZ reduction formula
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Wilhelm Lehmann (1905-1941), German Angestellter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Walter Lehmann (1903-1941), German Korvettenkapitän (Ing.) who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Herbert Lehmann (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Heinrich Lehmann (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
  • Erich Lehmann (1919-1941), German Musikobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]
Hindenburg LZ-129
  • Captain Ernst Lehmann (1886-1937), German Director of Flight Operations Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei from Kressbronn, Germany, who was a passenger on board the Hindenburg LZ-129 and survived the Airship Fire, but later died in hospital from injuries [5]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Isaac Lehmann, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15 [6]
RMS Titanic
  • Miss Bertha Lehmann, aged 17, Swiss Second Class passenger from Lotzwil, Switzerland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 12 [7]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  5. ^ Hindenburg Disaster Passenger List | Airships.net. (Retrieved 2014, April 11) . Retrieved from http://www.airships.net/hindenburg/disaster/hindenburg-passenger-list/
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  7. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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