Weil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Weil is of uncertain origins; some scholars find it to be derived Old Norse, while it is also thought to be derived from the Latin "villa," meaning a country house or estate. There are several places so named, located in present day Baden, Wurttemberg, and Bavaria.

Early Origins of the Weil family

The surname Weil was first found in Swabia and Austria, where the name came from aristocratic origins, and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. Chronicles mention a Hermann von Weiler, as being present at the founding of the monastery of St. George in the Black Forest. His family line became known as Weiler zu Weiler (a city near Heilbronn,) and many members held the position of Priori of the cloister Weiler in Blauthale, which the family founded in the 11th century. A Burkhard Weiler was the Abbot of Sinsheim in 1468; Wolf von Weiler (1508-1585) accompanied Duke Christoph von Wuerttemberg on a campaign in France, and Dietrich von Weiler (1542-1602,) the chief steward and private tutor to the Duke of Wuerttemberg, united estates of numerous branches into his own hands. This surname spread and became more prominent as branches of Weil traveled and acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Important Dates for the Weil family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weil research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1776, 1790, 1804, 1807, 1812, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Weil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weil Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weil, Weill, Weile, Weiler, Weiller and others.

Early Notables of the Weil family (pre 1700)

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Weil migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weil Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anna Catharine Weil, who landed in New York, NY in 1709 [1]
  • Catharina Weil, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Hans Jacob Weil, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Nicolas Weil, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Heinrich Weil, who took the oath of allegiance in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Weil Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Weil, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Maria Cath Weil, aged 5, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Theodor Weil, who landed in Texas in 1844 [1]
  • August Jakob Weil, who landed in Texas in 1844 [1]
  • Georg Weil, who landed in America in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Weil (post 1700)

  • Larry Weil (1950-2017), American professional wrestler, manager and trainer, better known by his ring name, "Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe
  • Liza Weil (b. 1977), American actress
  • Joe Weil (b. 1958), American poet
  • Andrew Thomas Weil (b. 1942), American author and physician
  • Cynthia Weil (b. 1937), American composer
  • Joseph A. Weil, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1902, 1919, 1922, 1927; Socialist Candidate for New York State Senate 9th District, 1910, 1912, 1926 [2]
  • John Weil, American Republican politician, California State Treasurer, 1880-83 [2]
  • G. Lloyd Weil, American politician, Mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1928-31 [2]
  • Elmer R. Weil, American Republican politician, Erie County Attorney; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956 [2]
  • Edward Weil, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 22nd District, 1911-13 [2]
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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