For the family crest Alemann

Kaiser Rudolph II. said on 9. March 1602 living in Germany “Alemänner” Johann Martin, Hans Christoph, Martin, Hans Moritz, Jacob, Moritz, Kaspar Ebeling, Abel and Joachim Heinrich and all their legitimate offspring born to right-feudal- and fellow tournament and knightly gentlemen. He increased and improved its altadeliges ancestral coat of arms and gave them the title “of”.

Emperor Joseph renewed on 30. March 1711 knighted and acknowledged Emperor Rudolph's degree in all relationships. In 1715 Egidius was already Alemann, Deputy Director Berg and Privy Council, etc.. of Emperor Charles VI. collected for himself and his descendants in the kingdom as Mr., titled “Honor and Noble Baron”. The award has been given on 21. November 1715 in Vienna.

The crest is described in it in the following way:

One in five Feldungen bifurcated plate, in the upper right light blue or azure colored Feldung a silver bishop's miter with gold trim and red gems, in memory of the Bishop and Archbishop Alemännern manifold obtained Would;

The family coat of arms:

The bottom right-one of silver and blue across the length of the right to the left hand split box, but that the silver in the proportion of good two third of the blue and almost one-third fill out the same, by the silver bottom turn a blue stripe or bar by going awry; on the rear or left those remaining in Germany and the Emperor anerbliche Alemännern than the others Rudolpho confirmierte noble coat of arms, than in the upper ruby ​​silver Feldung a white lion. to the Cardinal and Archbishop of Aries, Ludovicus Alemannus in his arms and always keep out, with spiral over the double tail, knocked-out red tongues and claws are thrown, lion which stands upright and is now also adorned with a golden crown. In the lower Feldung, the silver, three black wolf Fishing, in the fifth or ruby ​​red at the bottom of a white Feldung, Virgin dressed in silver with a laurel wreath on his head, and the like wreath in her hand.

In addition to the main shield a golden crown set with precious stones baronet and beads to, Then, two open tournament helmets with golden crowns, from the front or right, a white, Virgin dressed in silver with a laurel wreath and the like other major aufdem in the right hand; and from the rear or left (Crown) maintain a front part of a crowned silver lion with spiral over the double tail, knocked-red tongue, and appears to be thrown paw. The helmet covers the front are silver and blue high and to the rear or left silver and ruby ​​colors.

In this imperial letter also said, that the gender of the Alemänner for many centuries already in bloom and many councilors, Supreme Court and other military officers and persons, have produced particularly in the city of Magdeburg, the same cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops and prelates, that it is flourishing even in the time of the Ottos have.

Thus, the message, Stimpert of the sex is Alemann, fundamentally wrong, for he says: “This family was established in the duchy of Magdeburg on 9. March 1502 by the Emperor Rudolph II. (a novelty) knighted”. No! – Was only renewed their nobility, with the predicate “of” geziert, because it was once even without a “of” before the name to have, be of noble.

The crest is led by the sieve, must be wrong, because it is so:

A shield divided into the length, on the right side of a half-eagle, which adjoins the perpendicular line, the left side of six cross-cut blue and silver. On the crowned helmet a star. Helmet covers black and silver. For the Emperor says explicitly in the letter: “The family coat of arms” and “of the Emperor Rudolph II. confirmierte, Cardinal Alemann already peculiar emblem”, which the Siebmacherschen not have the remotest resemblance, so that it can not even keep one side of the line, especially since the imperial diploma, the modifications of the shield are included.

Unabhängig von der Adelsstanderhebung des Johann Ernst von Alemann ließ sich dessen Neffe Wilhelm August Alemann 1783 his nobility confirmed, by stating in his pedigree in fact a non-existent connection to the family of Magdeburg Alemann. This was also posthumously Johann Ernst von Alemann incorrectly calculated for this family. The truth is, that Johann Ernst Wilhelm August and come from a family of civil servants Ravensberger. (See Mueller (1939) S. 18ff. Vgl. dagegen Alemann (1909). The pictured in the latter strain sequences based on the wrong needle sample and are still to be found in publications)


  • Mannstein, H.f.: Upper- and Lower Saxon nobility lexicon, an historical and genealogical, heraldic and diplomatic and Statistical Manual of the noble families top- and Lower Saxony in the early and late time, 1. Issue, Dresden and Leipzig: Arnoldische bookshop, 1843 The ancestors of the family Alemann are readable in the database.
  • Schulze, W.: Heine and his family Alemann, Historical and romantic paintings of the siege of Magdeburg's by Elector Moritz, Magdeburg: Schmilinsky, 1841

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