The German surname Alleman, also found in Switzerland and Austria, is of habitational origin. The name comes from the Rhineland region of Germany and is derived from the German tribal name Allemanni which means ‘All the men.” The Alemanni originally inhabited the Rhineland region and engaged in bitter battles with the Franks for control of the region. The name is first recorded in German documents in 1602, and the first recorded references to the name in the New World include an immigration record of Simon Alleman who arrived in New York City in 1709 and Jacob Alleman Jr who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741. Today there are more than 4,000 bearers of the surname Alleman living in The United States.
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