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Wachtel Early Origins



The surname Wachtel 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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Wachtel Spelling Variations


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Wachtel Spelling Variations



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

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Wachtel Early History


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Wachtel Early History



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

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Wachtel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wachtel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Wachtel 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 Wachtel 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:

Wachtel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Peter Wachtel, who arrived in America in 1856
  • Philipp Anton Wachtel, who landed in America in 1857
  • Henry Wachtel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Frederick Wachtel, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864
  • Joachim Wachtel, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wachtel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wachtel (post 1700)



  • Robert "Waddy" Wachtel (b. 1947), American musician, composer and record producer
  • Elmer Wachtel (1864-1929), American painter, best known for his impressionist landscapes
  • Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel (1873-1954), American plein air painter in watercolors and oils, wife of Elmer Wachtel
  • Arthur Wachtel (1904-1997), American lawyer and politician, Member of the New York State Assembly (1939-1944) and in 1945
  • Christine Wachtel (b. 1965), German silver medalist track and field athlete at the 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Eleanor Wachtel OC (b. 1947), Canadian writer and broadcaster, current host of Writers & Company on CBC Radio One

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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



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Wachtel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wachtel 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 5 January 2016 at 07:40.

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