Sigmund History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Sigmund was originally a German personal name, most commonly found under the form "Sigismund" in the Middle Ages. The name is derived from the German word "sieg," meaning "victory," and the Old High German word "munt," meaning "protection."

Early Origins of the Sigmund family

The surname Sigmund was first found in various regions of Germany, where several different versions of the name emerged independently. For example, the variants "Simond" and "Simonds" were common in the Rhineland, and "Segemund" or "Seemund" were often found in the northern regions of Germany. Every branch of the Sigmund family was instrumental during these early times, each playing a major role in the development of the society of their particular region. The name was derived from a personal name composed of the elements "sigi" meaning "victory" and "mund" meaning "protection."

Early History of the Sigmund family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sigmund research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1741, and 1784 are included under the topic Early Sigmund History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sigmund Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sigmund, Siegmund, Sigismund, Seemond, Seemund, Segemund, Siemund, Symunt and many more.

Early Notables of the Sigmund family (pre 1700)

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United States Sigmund migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sigmund Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Sigmund, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Bernhardt Sigmund, who arrived in America in 1730 [1]
  • Valentine Sigmund, aged 22, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731 [1]
Sigmund Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Sigmund, who landed in Maryland in 1839 [1]
  • Godleib Sigmund, who arrived in Maryland in 1839 [1]
  • Joh Sigmund, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Ludwig Sigmund, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Adolf Sigmund, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sigmund (post 1700) +

  • Rudolf Sigmund (b. 1903), Austrian city council member
  • Berta Sigmund (b. 1886), well-known violinist
  • Gottlieb Sigmund Gruner (1717-1778), Swiss cartographer and geologist
  • Friedrich Sigmund Merkel (1845-1919), German anatomist, eponym of Merkel cells
  • Sigmund Sobolewski (1923-2017), Polish activist and Holocaust survivor
  • Sir Sigmund Sternberg KCSG, GCFO, JP (1921-2016), Hungarian-born, British philanthropist and businessman
  • Sigmund Neuberger (1871-1911), German-born famous illusionist, known as The Great Lafayette, one of the highest paid magicians of his time
  • Sigmund von Imhoff (1881-1967), German Generalmajor in the Luftwaffe during World War II
  • Sigmund Feist (1865-1943), German Jewish pedagogue and historical linguist
  • Sigmund Werner Paul Jahn (b. 1937), German pilot


  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)


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