Origins Available: Dutch
Early Origins of the Van Den weyer family
The surname Van Den weyer was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. The name was one of the founding families of this great city. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Van Den weyer family
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Van Den weyer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Weyerman, ven de Weyer, van den Weyer, Weyer and others.
Early Notables of the Van Den weyer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Van Den weyer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Weyermann, who sailed for America in 1727; Hans Weyerman and Johann Henry Weyermann, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1734 and 1749; Bartholemew Weyerman, who immigrated to America in 1834.
The Van Den weyer 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: Digniori Honor
Motto Translation: God and my country