Namensherkunft

Aurnhammer

My ancestors come verifably from Kirchheim at the ream. Kirchheim is due to the Bavarian boundary (between Augsburg and Nuremberg) near Noerdlingen and has 600 inhabitants today approximately. Was embossed the village through the former Cistercian inside cloister that was set up by earl Kudwig III of Oettingen there in year 1268:

Several centuries existed our ancestors there. My great-grandfather August Aurnhammer was the last one, who still was born there in 1852. Too "other" Aurnhammer are coming from this region: The Wolferstadter line and the Treuchtlinger line. These lines have no common ancestors up to now, however, the same origin region. Treuchtlingen, Wemding, Noerdlingen und Wolferstadt emphases are also today  with the name Aurnhammer.


Near (approx. 30 km), on the Bavarian page the Doerfchen is Auernheim. The derivation -heimer is regarded as secured, gives it however many places in Bavarians, how. E.g. Aicham = calibration home, Kirchham, Steinam, Langham and so forth here is always -ham = -home.


The Gothic "haims" = village, spot, Old High German already "heim" in the sense of house, home (angelsaechs. "ham") is from venerable age.
Our Auernheim is due to the southern rope of the large Nibelung street Megesheim - aurochs home - Auernheim - Windischhausen - Treuchtlingen - Koesching.


Central franc was already a room into which Elbgermanen, Slavische tribes and Alemannic ones pushed tribes against each other at oldest times. After the Franconians became dominating in the 6th century and divided up their conquests into royal property districts, many duke sorts and fiscal agent places resulted, the after the noble free, that set it up were designated.


In this evolution would become the declaration gold- good as enlargement of ""Uro"" = Auerochs and name fit.
The origins of the germanischen name syntaxes refer to the combination of symbols of strength, courage, combat spirit and thickness. In the designations borrowed from the animal world, strong, belligerent, prevailing animals were favoured decisively, such its beauty, strength, speed it admired the German if he also lay in feud with she as hunters. The ruler of forest and heathen, the grim bear, occupied the place once in the attitude of the north from which the foreign lion replaced him later: he was so to speak the king of the animals. Therefore, the names Berinhard (= Berne hardware, old short form Bero). Fitting not less as symbol of the size and thickness isr of the UR, the most tremendous native animal (in names as) Urold = power (as that) aurochs"in the contrast for this appears in the Wuerttembergischen document book for band II the Auernheim in the case of Neresheim anno 1143 as Ouheim of the Old High German"ouwi"= the sheep here guided.
 


One can go out concerning the coat of arms from that, that that both coat of arms carrier which was strange to importance of its name, normally would have she the capercaillie ausgelassen. If we will follow the name researcher Dr. H Bahlow then the name Aurnhammer origin has :
Shape the name would may aurochs home his, where UR not equally Middle High German UR "Auerochs" is but an ancient European word for soiling, swamp water that Plinius mentions around 150 is. -home (Bavarian ham) meant village in the same sense, cf. Auernheim of UR.

Aurnhammer, Auernhammer and Auernheimer are from name origin the same.