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The surname Wehrli was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wahren, Wahrren, Wahrene, Wahrenes, Wahrens, Wahrenn, Wahrenns, Wahrenne, Wahreen, Wahreens, Warin and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wehrli research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wehrli History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wehrli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Vincent Wehrli, who arrived in North Dakota in 1882

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  • W. J. Wehrli, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wyoming, 1960


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  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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