Early Origins of the Mauerman family
Austria, where the family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and 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 Mauerman family
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Mauerman 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 Mauerman include Mauer, Mauerer, Maurer, Maurerer, Maur, Moyr, Moyer, Mauers, Mauermann, Maurmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Mauerman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mauerman family to the New World and Oceana
After the First World War, Austria became a republic. 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 America. 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 Mauerman were Caspar Moyer, whose Oath of Allegiance was recorded in Pennsylvania in 1736; Georg Mauer, Johann Jacob Mauer, and John Maur with his wife and five children, all of whom emigrated to England and/or America in 1709. Johann Nicolas Mauerer came to Philadelphia in 1739.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mauerman (post 1700)
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