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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Edelmann) : status name, from Middle High German edel ‘noble’ + man ‘man’. In the Middle Ages, the Edelmann ranked below the Graf and the Ritter and above the free citizens and the masses of the servile population.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant spelling of Edelman.

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