Wening Surname History

The Wening surname is thought to have originally been a nickname which became a surname. It derives from the Middle High German word "wenic," which means small or weak.

Early Origins of the Wening family

The surname Wening was first found in Bavaria, where the name Wening was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Bearers of the name were also found in Silesia, Saxony and Thuringia.

Early History of the Wening family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wening research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1453, 1601, 1787, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Wening History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wening Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wening, Weniger, Wenin, Wenig, Wenisch, Wenk, Weining, Wiening, Weuning, Wauning and many more.

Early Notables of the Wening family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wening family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Wenigh, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; C. Wiening, Sophie Wiening and Mine Wiening, who settled in Illinois in 1862; and P. P. Wieninger, who was on record in Panama in 1851..

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