Wedekind Surname History

Early Origins of the Wedekind family

The surname Wedekind was first found in Hesse, where the name was closely identified in the early period of history with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout Europe. The name would later emerge as an influential noble family, having many distinguished branches, and well known for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Wedekind family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wedekind research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1740 and 1809 are included under the topic Early Wedekind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wedekind Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wedekind, Weedkind, Weedkine and others.

Early Notables of the Wedekind family (pre 1700)

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United States Wedekind migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wedekind Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Math Wilhelm Wedekind, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Conrad Wedekind, aged 23, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Heinrich Wedekind, who arrived in America in 1850 [1]
  • Julius Wedekind, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wedekind (post 1700) +

  • F. W. C. Wedekind, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 1st District, 1853 [2]
  • Carl L. Wedekind Jr., American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964 [2]
  • Frank Wedekind (1864-1918), German dramatist


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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