Wikander Surname History

The German surname Wikander, 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 Wikander family

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

Early History of the Wikander family

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

Wikander 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 Wikander family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wikander Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Wikander family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adam Wiegand and Christian Wiegand, both Hessian mercenaries who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Johan Weigandt, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750.

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