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The distinguished and ancient German surname Uhrich 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 South Germany, Switzerland, and Austria 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.

Uhrich Early Origins



The surname Uhrich was first found in South Germany, where this variation of the name is thought to have emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Conrad Urrici, who was a citizen of Strasbourg in 1498. The young Uhrich family was instrumental during this formative period, playing a major role in the early history of the region and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Swabian culture.

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Uhrich Spelling Variations


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Uhrich Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Uhrig, Urich, Uhrich, Urig, Urick, Uhrick and others.

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Uhrich Early History


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Uhrich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Uhrich research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1591, 1879 and 1826 are included under the topic Early Uhrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Uhrich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Uhrich Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Uhrich 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:

Uhrich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Uhrich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Hans Georg Uhrich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Peter Uhrich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752

Uhrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Egidius Uhrich, aged 49, landed in New York, NY in 1886

Uhrich Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Anna Uhrich, aged 2, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Charlotte Uhrich, aged 59, landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Conrad Uhrich, aged 62, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Heinrich Uhrich, aged 8, landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Henriette Uhrich, aged 6, arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Uhrich Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Margaretha Uhrich, aged 20, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Uhrich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Uhrich (post 1700)



  • John A. Uhrich, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Mexico 1st District, 1996
  • Kathryn Uhrich (b. 1965), American Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Dean of Math and Physical Sciences, at Rutgers University, and founder of Polymerix Corporation
  • General Jean Jacques Alexis Uhrich, French commander of the French garrison of 17,000 troops at the Siege of Strasbourg on 28 September 1870
  • John Michael Uhrich M.D. (1877-1951), Canadian politician, the 9th Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan from 1948 until 1951

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Uhrich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Uhrich 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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