Wiegand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The German surname Wiegand, which originated almost a millennium ago, means "son of Wigant." Wigant is a personal name derived from the Old High German word "wigant," meaning "warrior."

Early Origins of the Wiegand family

The surname Wiegand was first found in Zurich, where Heinrich Wiegant, living in 1332, is the first recorded bearer of the name. The young Wiegand family was prominent during these early times, playing an important role in the development of the society of the Middle Ages.

Important Dates for the Wiegand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiegand research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1379, 1441, 1752, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Wiegand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wiegand Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weigand, Wiegand, Weigant, Wiegant, Weigan, Wiegandt, Wigand, Wigandt, Wignand, Wieandt, Wiget, Weingandt, Wikander, Weichand, Waichard, Wayandt, Waygandt, Weigend, Weiand and many more.

Early Notables of the Wiegand family (pre 1700)

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Wiegand migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wiegand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicolaus Wiegand, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Seipell Wiegand, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
  • Adam Wiegand and Christian Wiegand, both Hessian mercenaries who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War
Wiegand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Catharina Wiegand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1801 [1]
  • Christ Ludw Wiegand, aged 9, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Christian Wiegand, aged 35, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Doris Wiegand, aged 48, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Dorothea Wiegand, aged 11, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wiegand migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Wiegand Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Johann Wiegand, (b. 1835), aged 21, German settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 24th October 1856 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wiegand (post 1700)

  • Sylvia Margaret Wiegand (b. 1945), American mathematician, President of the Association for Women in Mathematics (1997-2000), fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012
  • Charmion von Wiegand (1896-1983), American journalist, abstract painter, and art critic
  • Lisa Wiegand (b. 1968), American cinematographer
  • Dave Wiegand (b. 1974), American Scrabble player, National Scrabble Champion in 2005 and 2009
  • Ernest H. Wiegand (1886-1973), American professor of horticulture at Oregon State University, recipient of the Nicholas Appert Award (1960)
  • John Richard Wiegand, American engineer who discovered the Wiegand effect
  • Wayne A. Wiegand (b. 1946), American library historian, author, and academic
  • Clyde Wiegand (1915-1996), American physicist, co-discoverer of the antiproton (1955)
  • David Edgar Wiegand (b. 1907), American physicist from the American Midwest
  • Carl V. Wiegand, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1972 [3]
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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