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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, who setted in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Jacob Wachter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Martin Wachter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Gabriel Wachter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Wachter, who arrived in Maryland in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Anna Wachter, who arrived in Baltimore in 1833
  • Dorothea Wachter, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Nicholas Wachter, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
  4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  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.

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