Origins Available: German
The Ulrik 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 Ulrik family
The surname Ulrik 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 Ulrik family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ulrik 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 Ulrik History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ulrik Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ulrich, Ulrichs, Ullrich, Ulrick, Ulrik, Ullrik, Ullrick, Urich and many more.
Early Notables of the Ulrik family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Ulrik 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 Ulrik Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ulrik family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ulrik Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Christopher Ulrik went to Philadelphia in 1727