Niederer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Niederer is thought to be a habitational name, taken on from a place name, perhaps from Niederhausen, in the district of Bad Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany.

Early Origins of the Niederer family

The surname Niederer was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Niederer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Niederer research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Niederer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Niederer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Niederhaus, Niederhauser, Nirderhausen, Niederhaussen and many more.

Early Notables of the Niederer family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Niederer migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Niederer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Niederer, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874


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