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The history of the Uhland family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Uhland is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Uhland is a name for a wealthy young man, who was a protector.

Uhland Early Origins



The surname Uhland was first found in Bavaria, where the name was associated in the mediaeval period with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. During the Middle Ages the name was concentrated around Nuremberg, though not restricted to this area. Founded in 1050, Nuremberg was one of the main cities of Franconia, before its annexation by Bavaria in 1806. It became a major center of exchange for goods coming south from the Baltic ports, and products moving north from the Mediterranean. Frederick II named Nuremberg a Free Imperial City in the 13th century, and during this period of economic prosperity it became a center of the Arts. It was the birthplace of the poet Hans Sachs and the painter Albrecht Duerer.

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Uhland Spelling Variations


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Uhland Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Uhland include Uhle, Uhll, Uhls, Uhler, Uller, Ulle, Ullmann, Uhlmann, Uhlemann, Uhlman, Ullman and many more.

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Uhland Early History


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Uhland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Uhland research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1787, 1791, and 1862 are included under the topic Early Uhland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Uhland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Uhland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Uhland 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Uhland or a variant listed above:

Uhland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Fred Uhland, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1761

Uhland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mich Uhland, who landed in America in 1807

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Contemporary Notables of the name Uhland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Uhland (post 1700)



  • Johann Ludwig Uhland (1787-1862), German poet

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Uhland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Uhland 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 15 March 2016 at 18:07.

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