Weisbrod Surname History

The surname Weisbrod is a Bavarian nickname surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, and tended to describe a physical characteristic or other attribute of their initial bearer. Weisbrod is a name for a person who had a pale complexion or fair colored hair. The surname Weisbrod was derived from the German word weises, which meant white.

Early Origins of the Weisbrod family

The surname Weisbrod was first found in Bavaria, where the name 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. Chronicles first mention Nicolaus Weiser of Iglau in Bohemia in 1378.

Early History of the Weisbrod family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weisbrod research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1867, 1830, 1852, 1840, 1844, 1798, 1841, 1842, 1642, 1708, 1810 and 1867 are included under the topic Early Weisbrod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weisbrod Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Weisbrod include Weise, Weis, Weiser, Wise and others.

Early Notables of the Weisbrod family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Weisbrod in this period include Christian Weise (1642-1708), who was a renowned German author of moral tragedies, poetry, and comedies; and Baron Carl Gottlieb Weis (b.1810), departmental head at the Austrian...
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United States Weisbrod migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Weisbrods to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Weisbrod Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Weisbrod, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843 [1]
  • Konrad Weisbrod, who landed in Iowa in 1854 [1]
  • Elisabeth Weisbrod, aged 16, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Hans Weisbrod, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Louise Weisbrod, aged 30, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Weisbrod Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Hulda Weisbrod, aged 30, who landed in America from Elberfeld, Germany, in 1906
  • Irma Weisbrod, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States from Elberfeld, Germany, in 1906
  • Fime Weisbrod, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Alfred Weisbrod, aged 7, who immigrated to America from Elberfeld, Germany, in 1906
  • Chaim Weisbrod, aged 45, who landed in America from Fezierzany, Galicy Aus., in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Weisbrod (post 1700) +

  • Jonathan Weisbrod, American film producer and screenwriter
  • John Weisbrod (b. 1968), American former ice hockey player and current assistant general manager for the Vancouver Canucks
  • Burton A. Weisbrod (b. 1931), American economist who pioneered the theory of option value
  • Candace Brooke Weisbrod, American sportscaster and college basketball analyst from Hamilton, Ohio
  • John Weisbrod, retired American professional ice hockey center
  • Vera Weisbrod (b. 1976), German actress from Herdecke, North Rhine- Westphalia, Germany, known for Tatort (1970), Verbotene Liebe (1995) and Axel! (2002)
  • Ella Weisbrod (b. 1944), Dutch producer from Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands


  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)


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