The Eymann name has been traced back to around 80 A.D.
According to one line of thought, a highly placed German
family chose not to live with the social norms of court life
and took a name to symbolize independence, as in "1-man".
Those with an understanding of the old German language say
"not!". Eyman symbolizes the meadow flowers appearing in the
historical family crest; an "Ey" representing meadowland
along a stream. A farm thought to be the original land of
Eymans exists in the Alfausen area of Germany. In the 1500s
or so sons are said to have taken to the winds to develop
branches of the family in Russia, Sweden, Brazil, and
Switzerland. Our branch comes from those Germans who for
some reason moved to live near Bern in Switzerland.
The Eyman story in America is a fascinating one of quiet
people most often out on the frontier. We've been farmers
and Mennonites, Brethren and Baptists, saw mill operators,
politicians and professionals. I hope you enjoy what you
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