Neumann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Neumann 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 Neumann family

The surname Neumann 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 Neumann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neumann research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1872, 1880, 1648, 1715, 1687, 1753 and 1779 are included under the topic Early Neumann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Neumann Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Neumann family (pre 1700)

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United States Neumann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Neumann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Carl Neumann, who arrived in America in 1738 [1]
  • Wilhelm Neumann, who landed in America in 1741 [1]
  • Anna Elisabetha Neumann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • Nickel Neumann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Regina Neumann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1757 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Neumann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diederich Neumann, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Mrs. Neumann, who settled in America in 1839
  • Benigna Neumann, aged 66, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Luise Neumann, aged 30, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Margar Neumann, who landed in Brazil in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Neumann Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Victor F Neumann, who arrived in Arkansas in 1903 [1]

Australia Neumann migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Neumann Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Neumann, aged 37, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath" [2]
  • Carl Neumann, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [3]
  • Ernest F. Neumann, aged 29, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [4]
  • William Neumann, aged 19, a cartbuilder, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [4]
  • E.H. Neumann, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder" [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Neumann (post 1700) +

  • John Louis von Neumann (1903-1957), American (Hungarian born) mathematician, physicist and computer pioneer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • John Neumann (1811-1860), American (Bohemia born) Redemptorist priest, bishop of Philadelphia, canonized in 1977
  • William Neumann, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 5th District, 1920 [6]
  • Ronald E. Neumann (b. 1944), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Algeria, 1994-97; Bahrain, 2001 [6]
  • Robert Gerhard Neumann (1916-1999), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1966-73; Morocco, 1973-76; Saudi Arabia, 1981 [6]
  • Mark W. Neumann (b. 1954), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1995-99; Defeated, 1992, 1993; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1998 [6]
  • Kelsey Neumann, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2008 [6]
  • John W. Neumann, American politician, Delegate to Maryland State Constitutional Convention District 2, 1967 [6]
  • Henry Neumann, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 2nd District, 1940 [6]
  • Ernest Karl Neumann (1898-1959), American Democrat politician, Member of New Mexico State House of Representatives, 1927; New Mexico State Attorney General, 1931-35 [6]
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Willi Neumann (1921-1941), German Matrose who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]
  • Heinz Neumann (1920-1941), German Matrose II who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]
  • Heinrich Neumann (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]
  • Gerhard Neumann (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]
  • Fritz Neumann (1917-1941), German Bootsmannsmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]
  • ... (Another 2 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Neumann +

  • 1194 William Gottlieb Neumann Genealogy by Gertrude Neumann Hinman, The Neumanns: Wisconsin Pioneers, 1848-1978 by Kathleen Neumann Graber.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HERMANN VON BECKERATH 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847HermanVonBeckerath.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STEINWARDER 1849 aka STEINWAERDER. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Steinwarder.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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