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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.

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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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nauman research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1872, 1880, 1648, 1715, 1687, 1753 and 1779 are included under the topic Early Nauman History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nauman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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
  • Johannes Nauman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767

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
  • Ernest Nauman, who landed in Arkansas in 1899

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


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  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Nauman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nauman 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.

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