The distinguished and ancient German surname Ulig 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.
Early Origins of the Ulig family
The surname Ulig 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 Ulig 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.
Early History of the Ulig family
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Ulig Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Uhlig, Uhlich, Uhlik, Uhlick, Ulig, Ulich, Ulick and many more.
Early Notables of the Ulig family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ulig family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Caspar Ulich, who immigrated to Georgia in 1733; Heinrich Wilhelm Uhlig, a German mercenary who settled in Québec after fighting in the American Revolution.