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Wächter Early Origins



The surname Wächter was first found in Hessen, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape European history. The name would emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Wächter Spelling Variations


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Wächter Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wachter, Waechter, Wachtel, Wachterer, Wachte, Wacht and many more.

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Wächter Early History


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Wächter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wächter research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1779, 1819, 1825, 1828, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Wächter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wächter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wächter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Wächter were Carl Eberhard Waechter, Lord Chamberlain at the court of Denmmark, who was raised into the nobility in 1779. He later became the Danish Ambassador to the Upper Rhine region, to Swabia, to the court of the Palatinate...

Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wächter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wächter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Wachter, who settled in Georgia in 1741 with his wife Susannah and their two daughters
  • Jacob Wachter came to Philadelphia in 1749
  • Jacob Wachter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Martin Wachter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Gabriel Wachter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wächter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catharine Wachter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805
  • John Wachter, who arrived in Maryland in 1822
  • Anna Wachter arrived in Baltimore in 1833
  • Dorothea Wachter, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Nicholas Wachter, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wächter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wächter (post 1700)



  • Harry Wilcox Wachter (1868-1941), American architect in Toledo
  • Frank Charles Wachter (1861-1910), American politician and Congressman from Maryland
  • Gottlieb Charles Wachter (1865-1928), German-born, American businessman and city commissioner in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Matthew Walter "Matt" Wachter (b. 1976), American bassist, keyboardist, and the backing vocalist in the rock band Angels & Airwaves
  • Hermann Julius Gustav Wächter (b. 1878), German physician, best remembered for describing Bracht-Wachter bodies
  • Eberhard Georg Friedrich von Wächter (1762-1852), German painter
  • Johann Michael Wächter (1794-1853), Austrian bass-baritone
  • Eberhard Wächter (1929-1992), Austrian baritone
  • Anita Wachter (b. 1967), Austrian gold, four-time silver and three-time bronze medalist World Cup alpine ski racer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Industria et vigilantia
Motto Translation: By industry and vigilance.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wächter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wächter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 2 August 2016 at 16:04.

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