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Where did the English Ollmann family come from? What is the English Ollmann family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ollmann family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ollmann family history?

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Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Ollmann were recorded, including Ullman, Ullmann, Ulman, Ulmann, Ulghan, Ulgham, Ulghman, Olman, Ollman, Ollmann, Ollmon, Olmond and many more.

First found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when John Uleman held lands.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ollmann research. Another 153 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1297, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Ollmann History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Ollmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Ollmann family emigrate to North America:

Ollmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • William Ollmann went to Illinois in 1896
  • John Ollmann went to Wisconsin in 1898

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The Ollmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ollmann 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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