Wichman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Wichman family

The surname Wichman was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Important Dates for the Wichman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wichman research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1836, 1864, 1865, 1883, 1402 and 1402 are included under the topic Early Wichman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wichman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wichman, Wichmann, Wichmans, Wichmanns, Wichmanes, Wichmannes, Wichmanne, Wicchmann, Wicchman, Wichhmann, Witchman, Wickman and many more.

Early Notables of the Wichman family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Wichman during this time period were Hennig Wichmann (died 1402), one of the leaders of the Likedeeler, he wreaked havoc in the North and Baltic Sea at the end...
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Wichman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wichman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Wichman, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1773
Wichman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Wichman, who was on record in New York in 1866

Wichman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wichman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • John Wichman, who was on record in the census of Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Wichman (post 1700)

  • Glenn R. Wichman (b. 1960), American software developer, one of the original creators of the computer game Rogue
  • Adalin Wichman (1922-2013), American sculptor and artist
  • Sharon Lynn Wichman (b. 1952), American gold medalist swimmer at the 1968 Summer Olympics, inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1991
  • Joost Wichman (b. 1978), Dutch gold and bronze medalist professional mountainbiker at the 2011 and 2013 World Championships

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