Show ContentsNauman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nauman surname is derived from the Middle High German words "niuwe," meaning "new," and "mann," meaning "man." As such, the name was most likely originally a nickname for someone who had recently moved to a location.

Early Origins of the Nauman family

The surname Nauman was first found in West Prussia and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Nauman family

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Nauman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Neumann, Neuman, Newman, Neumanns, Neumans and others.

Early Notables of the Nauman family (pre 1700)

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Nauman Ranking

In the United States, the name Nauman is the 10,182nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Nauman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nauman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jeremiah Nauman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767 [2]
  • Johannes Nauman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767 [2]
Nauman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carolina Nauman, who arrived in South Carolina in 1830
  • Charles Nauman, who settled in South Carolina in 1830
  • Cather. Nauman, who settled in Baltimore in 1833
  • Conrad Nauman, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [2]
  • Ernest Nauman, who landed in Arkansas in 1899 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nauman (post 1700) +

  • Mrs. Spencer G. Nauman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960 [3]
  • Ralph A. Nauman, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 24th District, 1955-60 [3]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook