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Wittmann is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a person with a pale complexion or blond hair. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. The name means "white man." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)


Wittmann Early Origins



The surname Wittmann was first found in Peebles-shire. The variant Witmar was found in the Domesday Book of 1086. Other early listings of the name or one of its variants include: Witeman fugitius who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Gloucestershire in 1170; William Witman who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Kent in 1230; Richard Wyteman who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Staffordshire in 1243; and Stephen Whytman who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1243. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Wittmann Spelling Variations


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Wittmann Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Wittmann has been recorded under many different variations, including Whiteman, Whitman, Wightman, Whyteman and others.

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Wittmann Early History


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Wittmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wittmann research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1688, 1716, 1566, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Wittmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wittmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wittmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wittmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wittmann In Ireland


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Wittmann In Ireland



Some of the Wittmann family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Wittmann or a variant listed above:

Wittmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Martin Wittmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Johan Georg Wittmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Georg Adam Wittmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Walter Wittmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Charles Henri Wittmann, who landed in America in 1777-1783

Wittmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernst W Wittmann, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1832
  • Joh Franz Wittmann, who arrived in America in 1844
  • Anna Wittmann, who arrived in America in 1844-1845
  • Auguste Wittmann, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Margaretha Wittmann, who landed in New York, NY in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wittmann Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Leonhard Wittmann, who landed in Quebec in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wittmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wittmann (post 1700)



  • Michael Wittmann (1914-1944), World War II German tank commander, recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
  • Jürgen Wittmann (b. 1966), German football coach
  • Henri Wittmann (b. 1937), Canadian ling Uist from Quebec
  • Heinz Wittmann (b. 1943), German football player
  • Heinz-Günter Wittmann (1927-1990), German biochemist known for his research in ribosomes
  • Fritz Wittmann (b. 1933), German politician
  • Franz Wittmann Jr. (1983-1987), Austrian rally driver, co-winner of the 1987 Rally New Zealand
  • Franz Wittmann Sr. (1950-1987), Austrian rally driver, co-winner of the 1987 Rally New Zealand
  • Franz Wittmann (1869-1932), Hungarian electrical engineer and physicist

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Wittmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wittmann 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.

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