The history of the Uhls family name begins in the German province of Bavaria
. Uhls 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. Uhls is a name for a wealthy young man, who was a protector.
Early Origins of the Uhls family
The surname Uhls 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.
Early History of the Uhls family
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Uhls Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Uhls include Uhle, Uhll, Uhls, Uhler, Uller, Ulle, Ullmann, Uhlmann, Uhlemann, Uhlman, Ullman and many more.
Early Notables of the Uhls family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Uhls family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Uhls or a variant listed above: Frantz Uehle, who came to Philadelphia in 1754; Carl Uhl arrived in New York State in 1710-11; Dietrick Uhl arrived in Philadelphia in 1737; as well as Johann Peter Uhl in 1743.
Contemporary Notables of the name Uhls (post 1700)
- L. C. Uhls Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1936 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html