Ullmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Ullmann is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The surname Ullmann is derived from the Germanic given name Ullrich, which is composed of the elements odal meaning prosperity or fortune, and ric, meaning power.

Early Origins of the Ullmann family

The surname Ullmann was first found in Austria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Chronicles first mention one Ulmann of Glatz in 1372.

Early History of the Ullmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ullmann research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1372 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Ullmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ullmann 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 Ullmann include Ullmann, Ullman, Ulman, Ulmann, Uhlmann, Uhlman and others.

Early Notables of the Ullmann family (pre 1700)

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United States Ullmann migration to the United States +

After the First World War, Austria became a republic. The Treaty of Versailles broke up the empire in 1919 and many of the Sudeten Germans were incorporated into the new nation of Czechoslovakia. In the 20th century, many Austrians migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Ullmann were

Ullmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Ullmann, who landed in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Hans Ullmann, who came with his wife Magdalena Hirt and their son to Carolina in 1743
  • Hans Ullmann, who landed in Carolina in 1743 [1]
  • Michael Ullmann who went to Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Michael Ullmann, who landed in Philadelphia in 1752
Ullmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Ullmann, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841 [1]
  • Falk Ullmann, aged 30, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1845 [1]
  • Henry Ullmann went to Philadelphia in 1854
  • G. Ullmann, who settled in Texas in 1854
  • Anton Ullmann, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Ullmann (post 1700) +

  • Liv Ullmann, American prominent actress
  • Kostja Ullmann (b. 1984), German actor
  • Heinz Ullmann (1886-1968), German politician
  • Heinrich Ullmann (1872-1953), German architect, landscape painter and photographer
  • Carl Christian Ullmann (1796-1865), German theologian
  • Fritz Ullmann (1875-1939), German chemist
  • Agnes Ullmann (1928-2019), Romania-born, French microbiologist
  • Viggo Ullmann (1848-1910), Norwegian educator and politician
  • Emerich Ullmann (1861-1937), Austrian surgeon
  • Tracey Ullmann (b. 1959), British-born comedian and actress
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Fritz Ullmann (1919-1941), German Verwaltungsmaat (SV) who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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