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The Naumann 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 Naumann 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 Naumann 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 Naumann 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 Naumann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Naumann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Jacob Naumann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Daniel Naumann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1769
  • Sigmund Naumann, who arrived in America in 1778
  • Justus Naumann, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782


Naumann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Julie Naumann, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1836
  • William Naumann, aged 28, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • John Naumann, aged 48, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • Gerhard Naumann, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • Richard Naumann, who landed in New York, NY in 1850


Naumann Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Karl B. Naumann, aged 25, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Ida P. Naumann, aged 34, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875

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  • Joseph Fred Naumann (b. 1949), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Louis Naumann, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1872
  • Fred S. Naumann, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1960; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 2nd District, 1960
  • Peter Naumann (b. 1941), German Olympic sailor
  • Michael Naumann (b. 1941), German politician, journalist and publicist, German Secretary of Culture (1998 to 2001)
  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann (1741-1801), German composer, conductor, and Kapellmeister
  • Heinrich Edmund Naumann (1854-1927), German geologist, the “father of Japanese geology”
  • Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann (1797-1873), German geologist and mineralogist, eponym of the lunar crater
  • Friedrich Naumann (1860-1919), German theologian and politician
  • Christian August Naumann (b. 1705), German architect

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  10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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The Naumann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Naumann 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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