nickname surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, and tended to describe a physical characteristic or other attribute of their initial bearer. Deweis is a name for a person who had a pale complexion or fair colored hair. The surname Deweis was derived from the German word weises, which meant white.
Early Origins of the Deweis family
Bavaria, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Chronicles first mention Nicolaus Weiser of Iglau in Bohemia in 1378.
Early History of the Deweis family
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Early Notables of the Deweis family (pre 1700)
Baron Carl Gottlieb Weis (b.1810), departmental head at the Austrian...
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Migration of the Deweis family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Deweis surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Jacob Weis, who came to Philadelphia in 1728. Johann Weis arrived in 1731; Martin Weis in 1750; and Ulrich Weis in 1741. Adam Weis arrived in Maryland in 1760. Carl August Weise came to Texas in 1854.
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