Siemens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Siemens family

The surname Siemens was first found in Germany, where the name Siemens came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Siemens family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Siemens research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1262 is included under the topic Early Siemens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Siemens Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Siemen, Siemens, Siemer, Siemers, Siems, Siemsen, Siemssen and many more.

Early Notables of the Siemens family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Siemens Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Siemens Ranking

In the United States, the name Siemens is the 13,160th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Siemens migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Siemens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johanes Siemens, who went to New York City in 1782
Siemens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Henr Siemens, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • G H Siemens, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • Metje Siemens, aged 33, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855 [2]
  • Jacob Siemens, and his wife Elibeth and their seven children, who arrived in New York City in 1874
  • Jacob Siemens, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Siemens migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Siemens Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Erdman Siemens, who settled in Manitoba in 1875
  • Erdman Siemens, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Wilhelm Siemens, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Siemens (post 1700) +

  • George R. Siemens Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 40th District; Elected 1974, 1975 [3]
  • George R. Siemens, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 40th District; Elected 1973 [3]
  • George Siemens, American writer, theorist, speaker, and researcher on learning
  • Sir William Siemens (1823-1883), German metallurgist, electrician and inventor, born at Lenthe, Hanover, fourth son of C. Ferdinand Siemens of Lenthe
  • Hermann Werner Siemens (1891-1969), German dermatologist who first described many skin diseases, one of the inventors of the twin study
  • Ernst Werner von Siemens (1816-1892), German inventor and industrialist, co-founder of Siemens AG, a German multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate in 1847
  • Ernst Albrecht von Siemens (1903-1990), German industrialist
  • Arnold von Siemens (1853-1918), German telecommunications industrialist
  • Carl Wilhelm "Sir Charles William" Siemens FRSA (1823-1883), German-born, English engineer, best known for co-developing the Siemens-Martin process


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


Houseofnames.com on Facebook