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Wäckerle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Wäckerle family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Wäckerle is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Wäckerle is a name for a person who was watchful.

Early Origins of the Wäckerle family

The surname Wäckerle was first found in Bavaria and Wuerttemberg, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Wäckerle family

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Wäckerle Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Wäckerle include Wacker, Wackerl (Bavaria), Wackert, Waeckerle and many more.

Early Notables of the Wäckerle family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wäckerle 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 Wäckerle surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Andreas Wacker, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Bernhart Wacker also came to Philadelphia in 1749; Jacob Wacker came to Maryland in 1765; John Wacker settled along the Mississippi at the age of 40 in 1820.

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