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

The German family Sigman originally made their home in Swabia, the modern region of Baden-Wurttemberg. The name means "son of Sieg," which is a diminutive of several personal names derived from the Old High German word "Sigu," meaning "victory," such as Siegfried, Siefmunt, and Siegbert.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Siegman, Siegmann, Sigman, Siegeman, Siegemann and many more.

First found in Hopferstadt, Franconia, where Conrad Sigeman, the earliest recorded bearer of the name, was living in 1383. The young Sigman family was prominent during these early times, playing an important role in the development of medieval Swabian society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sigman research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1383, 1420, 1527, 1601, 1760, 1801, and 1833 are included under the topic Early Sigman History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sigman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christoph Sigman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738; Christoph Siegmann, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Frederick Siegmann, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1785.

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  • Tripp Sigman (1899-1971), American Major League Baseball outfielder (1929 to 1930)
  • Stanley "Stan" Sigman, American president and chief executive officer of wireless at AT&T
  • Morris Sigman (1880-1931), Russian-born, American president of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from 1923 to 1928
  • Daniel Sigman, American geoscientist, Dusenbury Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences at Princeton University
  • April Sigman (b. 1988), American hostess of E!'s Wild On! show for the 1999 season
  • Carl Sigman (1909-2000), American songwriter
  • Hugo Sigman (b. 1944), Argentine businessman, President of CHEMO Group
  • David Stephen Sigman (1939-2001), Professor of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at UCLA


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  2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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  9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Sigman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sigman 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 27 December 2015 at 18:40.

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