Origins Available: German
The Ulrichs surname come comes from the old German personal name
Uodal-rich. The name became popular in the Middle Ages in part due to St. Ulrich, a bishop of Augsburg.
Early Origins of the Ulrichs family
The surname Ulrichs was first found in Bavaria
, in the city of Nuremburg, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. The name as a first name was associated with many notable figures of the mediaeval period, such as St. Ulrich, bishop of Augsburg, or Ulrich von Lichtenstein (1200-1276,) poet of courtly behavior. By the 14th century the name was firmly grounded as a prominent surname.
Early History of the Ulrichs family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ulrichs research.Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1612, 1623, 1701, 1633, 1714, 1685, 1702 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Ulrichs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ulrichs Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ulrich, Ulrichs, Ullrich, Ulrick, Ulrik, Ullrik, Ullrick, Urich and many more.
Early Notables of the Ulrichs family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Ulrichs in this period include Anthony Ulrich (1633-1714), Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruled over the Wolfenbüttel subdivision of the duchy from 1685 until 1702; and Johann Warmund Ulrich, a... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ulrichs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ulrichs family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Elias and Cristof Ulrich, who emigrated with their families to America in 1709; Philip Ulrich, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732; as did Christopher Ulrik in 1727.