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Where did the German Wacht family come from? What is the German Wacht family crest and coat of arms? When did the Wacht family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Wacht family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wachter, Waechter, Wachtel, Wachterer, Wachte, Wacht and many more.
First found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape European history. The name would emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wacht research. Another 166 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1779, 1819, 1825, 1828, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Wacht History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 95 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wacht Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Wachter, who settled in Georgia with his wife Susannah and their two daughters in 1741 at the age of 36; Hans Georg Wachter came to Philadelphia in 1752.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Industria et vigilantia
Motto Translation: By industry and vigilance.
The Wacht Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wacht Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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