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The distinguished and ancient German surname Uhlig is derived from the old Germanic personal name "Ulrich," which is itself derived from the Old High German "uodal," meaning "homeland," and the Germanic "rik," meaning "king." This personal name has been popular in Germany since the Middle Ages due to the fame of St. Ulrich, the bishop of Augsburg, Bavaria, who twice led the defense of his city against Hungarian attacks in the 10th century.

Uhlig Early Origins



The surname Uhlig was first found in East Germany, where this variation of the name is thought to have emerged. The first known bearer of the surname was Ulich, who lived in Czeschau, Brandenburg in 1381. The Uhlig family established itself in this region during the Middle Ages and quickly grew prominent, figuring prominently in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of mediaeval East German society.

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Uhlig Spelling Variations


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Uhlig Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Uhlig, Uhlich, Uhlik, Uhlick, Ulig, Ulich, Ulick and many more.

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Uhlig Early History


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Uhlig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Uhlig research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1381, 1559, 1611, 1646, 1676, 1722, 1733 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Uhlig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Uhlig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Uhlig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Uhlig 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Uhlig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Uhlig, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1853
  • Otto Uhlig, who was naturalized in Galveston, Texas in 1892

Uhlig Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Wilhelm Uhlig, a German mercenary who settled in Québec after fighting in the American Revolution

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Contemporary Notables of the name Uhlig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Uhlig (post 1700)



  • Helmut Uhlig (b. 1922), American writer
  • John Uhlig, American Republican politician, Candidate for supervisor of Redford Township, Michigan, 1935 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bernd Uhlig (b. 1942), German fencer at the 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics
  • Erika Uhlig, East German silver medalist slalom canoeist at the 1967 World Championships
  • Frank Uhlig (b. 1955), German former footballer
  • Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Uhlig (1919-2008), German Fallschirmjäger during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Theodor Uhlig (1822-1853), German viola-player, composer and music critic
  • Oskar Uhlig, German gold medalist figure skater at the 1891 European Figure Skating Championships
  • Wilhelm Uhlig (b. 1930), German sculptor
  • Max Gerhard Uhlig (b. 1910), German painter

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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Uhlig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Uhlig 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 8 October 2015 at 11:45.

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