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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.

Nieman Early Origins



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.

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Nieman Spelling Variations


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Nieman Spelling Variations



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

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Nieman Early History


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Nieman Early History



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

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Nieman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nieman Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Christian Ernst Nieman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Nieman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Frederick Gerhard Nieman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • John Nieman, aged 63, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Anthony Nieman, who arrived in Indiana sometime between 1842 and 1845
  • Henry Nieman, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • William Nieman, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nieman (post 1700)


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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
  • Alfred Nieman (1914-1997), British pianist and composer

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Suggested Readings for the name Nieman


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Suggested Readings for the name Nieman



  • The Nieman Family Tree by Raymond L. Nodruft.

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Nieman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Nieman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nieman 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 June 2016 at 12:43.

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