Nieman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nieman 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 Nieman family

The surname Nieman 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 Nieman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nieman 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 Nieman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nieman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Nieman family (pre 1700)

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


United States Nieman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nieman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Jacob Nieman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Christian Ernst Nieman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
Nieman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Frederick Gerhard Nieman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • John Nieman, aged 63, who landed in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Anthony Nieman, who arrived in Indiana sometime between 1842 and 1845
  • Henry Nieman, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]
  • William Nieman, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Nieman (post 1700) +

  • Robert Nieman (1947-1976), American modern pentathlete at the 1976 and 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Lucius William Nieman (1857-1935), American businessman and founder of The Milwaukee Journal
  • Elmer Le Roy "Butch" Nieman (1918-1993), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Boston Braves from 1943 to 1945
  • Robert Charles "Bob" Nieman (1927-1985), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1951 through 1962
  • C. S. Nieman, American Democrat politician, Chair of Douglas County Democratic Party, 1949 [2]
  • Alfred Nieman (1914-1997), British pianist and composer


Suggested Readings for the name Nieman +

  • 3516 The Nieman Family Tree by Raymond L. Nodruft.

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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