Wesner Surname History

Early Origins of the Wesner family

The surname Wesner was first found in Lancashire at Medlar with Wesham, a township, in the parish of Kirkham, union of the Fylde, hundred of Amounderness.

"This place is stated to have come to the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem by the gift of Cicely, daughter of Roger de Gernet; the Lancasters subsequently gave it to the abbey of Cockersand. On the dissolution of monasteries, the land seems to have been granted or sold to the family of Westby; in the reign of Philip and Mary, William Westbye held 'Medlarghe,' 'Wessham,' and other property in this quarter, and his descendants long continued to reside at Mowbrick Hall, now a farmhouse. " [1]

Roger de Wesham or Weseham (d. 1257), "Bishop of Lichfield, may have derived his name from Wesham, near Kirkham, in the Fylde, Lancashire, or from Weasenham, near Fakenham in Norfolk. " [2]

Early History of the Wesner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wesner research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Wesner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wesner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wesham, Wesenham, Wesnham and others.

Early Notables of the Wesner family (pre 1700)

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Wesner Ranking

In the United States, the name Wesner is the 11,430th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]


United States Wesner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wesner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Wesner, who landed in New York in 1715 [4]
  • John Wesner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762 [4]
  • Martin Wesner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762 [4]
  • Matthias Wesner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [4]


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  4. ^ 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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