Wiemann Surname History

There are several possible origins for the name Wiemann because the German word "weide" from which it originates has three quite different definitions. Firstly, it means "willow," implying that the first bearer could have been someone who lived near a large or notable willow tree; many surnames in Germany and most other European countries were taken from some noteworthy feature near the person's house. Secondly, it means "grazing," implying that the name may have been taken because the first bearer lived near good grazing lands. Lastly, the word also means "hunting"; this could mean that the man was a hunter, or it could mean that he lived near well-known hunting grounds.

Early Origins of the Wiemann family

The surname Wiemann was first found in Westphalia, where the name Wiemann emerged in mediaeval 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.

Early History of the Wiemann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiemann research. Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1686 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Wiemann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wiemann Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weide, Weid, Weiden, Waide, Weidler, Weidman, Weidmann, Weidtler, Widmann, Wiede, Wiedmann, Wiedemann and many more.

Early Notables of the Wiemann family (pre 1700)

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United States Wiemann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wiemann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Theodor Wiemann, who arrived in America in 1835 [1]
  • A M Wiemann, who arrived in America in 1836 [1]
  • Cath Elisab Wiemann, aged 38, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 [1]
  • Gust Hinr Wiemann, aged 8, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 [1]
  • Herm Heinr Wiemann, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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)


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