Ulmer Family History
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Ulmer Name Meaning
habitational name for someone from the city of Ulm. The placename is from the root uel, an unattested word meaning ‘turn’, ‘wind’, ‘roll’ or from el- or ol- ‘flow’, a reference in either case to the influx of the Blan river into the Danube. from the Germanic personal name Odolmar, composed of the elements odal ‘inherited property’ + mar ‘famous’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press