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Where did the German Waycaster family come from? What is the German Waycaster family crest and coat of arms? When did the Waycaster family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Waycaster family history?

The distinguished surname Waycaster is German in origin. It literally means "roll-eater," and was probably first bestowed as a derisive nickname on a baker.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Weckesser, Waycaster and others.

First found in the South German regions of Bavaria and Swabia, where the name is thought to have emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Wecko von Blazheim, who was recorded in 1288.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waycaster research. Another 144 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1288, 1383, 1821, and 1899 are included under the topic Early Waycaster History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 22 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waycaster Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Michael Weckesser, who settled in Philadelphia in 1747; as did Johann Anderas Weckesser in 1749; Marie Weckesser, who emigrated from Saxony to America in 1854.

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  2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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The Waycaster Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waycaster 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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