Origins Available: Austrian, German
Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Wasmuth. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Wasmuth family.
Early Origins of the Wasmuth family
Germany, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society of Europe. The name Wachsmann became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. Chronicles first mention Heinrich Wachsmut of Mergthal in 1311. The wandering minstrels Wachsmout von Kuenzich and Wahsmuot von Muelnhusen became renowned in the same period. Another famous bearer of this name was the character Wahsmuot in the "Dietrich Saga," who was the brother of Wolfdietrich.
Early History of the Wasmuth family
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Wasmuth Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wachsmuth, Wassmuth, Wasmuth, Waxmann, Waxman and many more.
Early Notables of the Wasmuth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wasmuth family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frederick Wachsmuth, who came to Philadelphia in 1844; Vincent Wachsmuth came to the same city in 1828.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wasmuth (post 1700)
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