Zuckerman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Medieval Austria is the ancient homeland of the Zuckerman family. Austria, which was originally home to a Celtic people, was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Zuckerman family

The surname Zuckerman was first found in Austria, where this family name was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name played a role in that turbulent region's affairs as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the region as well as throughout the nation.

Early History of the Zuckerman family

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Zuckerman Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Zuckerman include Zucker, Zuckermann, Zuckerman, Zuckert, Zuckerle, Zuckerberg, Zuckerberger, Zuckerbrot, Zucher and many more.

Early Notables of the Zuckerman family (pre 1700)

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United States Zuckerman migration to the United States +

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Zuckerman or a variant listed above:

Zuckerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Zuckerman, who sailed to New Orleans, La. in 1845
  • Jacob Zuckerman, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Zuckerman (post 1700) +

  • Rosaline Zuckerman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [2]
  • Morris Zuckerman, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Albany, New York, 1941, 1949 [2]
  • Max Zuckerman, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 11th District, 1964 [2]
  • John Zuckerman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1956 [2]
  • George R. Zuckerman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 2nd District, 1966 [2]
  • Mortimer Benjamin "Mort" Zuckerman (b. 1937), Canadian-born American magazine editor, publisher, and real estate billionaire
  • Laurel Zuckerman (b. 1960), American-born, French author
  • Joshua Ryan "Josh" Zuckerman (b. 1985), American actor
  • Josh Zuckerman (b. 1970), American singer/songwriter
  • Sir Solly Zuckerman OM KCB FRS (b. 1904), Baron Zuckerman, South African-born, British biologist who is best remembered as a scientific advisor to the Allies on bombing strategy in the Second World War
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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