Ehmann Family History
Ehmann Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Ehemann ‘husband’ (the word Ehe having progressively become restricted to the marriage contract and then to the state of matrimony itself). At one time in the Habsburg Empire only one son in a Jewish family was officially permitted to marry and start a family of his own: this may have been a surname adopted by such a person. South German: status name for someone under feudal or other contractual obligations from Middle High German ē ‘law contract’ + man ‘man’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press