The German surname Baumann is a topographic name for someone who lived by a tree that was particularly noticeable in some way, from Middle High German, Old High German boum meaning “tree,” or else a nickname for a particularly tall person. The name is first recorded in the 17th Century in the Westphalia region of Germany. Early recordings of the name in the New World include Wilhelm Baumann who arrived in Pennsylvania from Germany in 1683 and Johann Conrad Baumann who arrived in Frederick County Maryland in 1721. Today there are approximately 14,000 bearers of the name Baumann living in the US.
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