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The distinguished and ancient German surname Uhrig 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.

Uhrig Early Origins



The surname Uhrig 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 Uhrig 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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Uhrig Spelling Variations


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Uhrig Spelling Variations



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

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Uhrig Early History


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Uhrig Early History



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

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Uhrig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Uhrig Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Uhrig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Uhrig, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Philadelphia in 1742
  • Joh Jacob Uhrig, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1761

Uhrig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philipp Uhrig, who arrived in North America in 1835
  • Joseph Uhrig, who came to Baltimore in 1835
  • George Uhrig, who was naturalized in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Anna Maria Uhrig, who emigrated from Hessen to Ohio in 1864
  • George Uhrig, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1890

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Contemporary Notables of the name Uhrig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Uhrig (post 1700)



  • Robert Uhrig (1903-1944), German communist and resistance fighter against National Socialism
  • Pius Uhrig (b. 1896), German Reichstag delegate

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    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 Uhrig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Uhrig 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 2 January 2016 at 16:07.

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