Whetzell Surname History

Early Origins of the Whetzell family

The surname Whetzell was first found in Silesia and Bohemia, where the name could be considered to make a major contribution to the feudal society that shaped the early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses, playing important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as each group strove for power and status in an unstable territorial profile. chronicles first mention the Lord Weczel von Schellendorf from Liegnitz in Silesia around 1424, and Hans Weczold of Freiberg in Saxony near the border with Bohemia in 1447.

Early History of the Whetzell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Whetzell research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1662 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Whetzell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Whetzell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wetzel, Wetzlaw (Silesia), Weczel ( Silesia, Bohemia), Wetzold, Weczold, Wetzler, Wetzal, Wetzell, Wetzlar, Wetz and many more.

Early Notables of the Whetzell family (pre 1700)

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United States Whetzell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Whetzell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Edgar Lewis Whetzell, aged 20, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906


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