The history of the Wackor family name begins in the German province of Bavaria
. Wackor 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. Wackor is a name for a person who was watchful.
Early Origins of the Wackor family
The surname Wackor 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 Wackor family
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Wackor 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 Wackor include Wacker, Wackerl (Bavaria), Wackert, Waeckerle and many more.
Early Notables of the Wackor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wackor family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Wackors to arrive in North America, and among them were: 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.