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The long history of the distinguished surname landwehr begins in Germany, where the name originated. The name is derived from the Middle High German "lantwer," meaning "one who protects the land," and refers to a guard living at the border trench. It is likely that the progenitor of the name was someone who was employed as a border watchman.

landwehr Early Origins



The surname landwehr was first found in Swabia, where its earliest records have been found. The first known bearer of the name was Lantwerer of Vorbachzimmern, who was recorded in "Das alteste Burgerbuch der Stadt Hornberg" in 1311. The landwehr family established its ancestral home in Swabia during this formative period, and quickly became prominent in the region, figuring prominently in the area's early history and contributing greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

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landwehr Spelling Variations


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landwehr Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Landwehr, Landtwehr, Landwer, Landtwer, Landwerer, Landwehrer, Landwerlen, Landtwehrlen and many more.

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landwehr Early History


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landwehr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our landwehr research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1311, 1530, 1657, and 1683 are included under the topic Early landwehr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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landwehr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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landwehr Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early landwehr 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:

landwehr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Adelheid Landwehr, who landed in America in 1825 [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)
  • Heinr Adolph Landwehr, who landed in America in 1833 [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)
  • Joh Heinr Landwehr, who arrived in Missouri in 1834 [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)
  • William Landwehr, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1842 [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)
  • Gerh Heinr Landwehr, who arrived in America in 1846 [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.)

landwehr Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Franz Landwehr, aged 17, who landed in America from Tanberrettas, Germany, in 1906
  • Franziska Landwehr, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Nemenkircher, Germany, in 1907
  • Julie Landwehr, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Nemenkircher, Germany, in 1907
  • Haver Landwehr, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States from Stuppech, Germany, in 1910
  • Clara Landwehr, aged 18, who landed in America from Mergentheim, Germany, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name landwehr (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name landwehr (post 1700)



  • Brenda Landwehr, American politician, Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives
  • Carl E Landwehr, American head of the computer security section of the Naval Research Laboratory
  • Frank Landwehr, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1960; Socialist Labor Candidate for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Oakland County 3rd District, 1961 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Wilma Landwehr (b. 1913), German politician

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Citations


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  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
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The landwehr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The landwehr 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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