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The Neuman 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 Neuman 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 Neuman 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 Neuman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neuman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Neuman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Neuman, who landed in North Carolina in 1701
  • Jane Neuman, who arrived in North Carolina in 1701
  • Thomas Neuman, who landed in North Carolina in 1701
  • Lodewyk Neuman, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Melchior Neuman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1734
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Neuman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Neuman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Ann E. Neuman, who arrived in Baltimore in 1833
  • Gerhard Neuman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • Guillermo Neuman, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1845
  • Herman Herr Neuman, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1850
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  • William F Neuman (b. 1919), important American biochemist and author
  • Robert Michael Neuman, professor of art history at Florida State University
  • Mark Neuman, American Republican member of the Alaska House of Representatives
  • Sam Neuman, American writer for television and films and a songwriter
  • Molly Neuman, American musician
  • Susan Neuman, American prominent educator, researcher, and education policy -maker
  • Susan Neuman, prominent American educator, researcher, and education policy -maker in early childhood and literacy development
  • Otto Christian Neuman (1869-1938), American Democrat politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 48th District, 1917-18
  • Fannie Neuman (1867-1926), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1924
  • Clarence E. Neuman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940
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    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Neuman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neuman 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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