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Waechter Early Origins



The surname Waechter 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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Waechter Spelling Variations


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Waechter Spelling Variations



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

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Waechter Early History


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Waechter Early History



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

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Waechter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waechter Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Waechter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Carl Waechter, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Johann Christian August Waechter, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Wilh Waechter, aged 17, landed in New York in 1854
  • Peter Waechter, who arrived in North America in 1857
  • Lorenz Waechter, who landed in Brazil in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waechter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waechter (post 1700)



  • Doug Waechter (b. 1981), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Harry Waechter (1871-1929), English businessman and philanthropist
  • Max Waechter (b. 1924), English businessman, art collector, philanthropist and advocate
  • Eberhard Waechter (1929-1992), Austrian opera singer, prominent at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    11. ...

    The Waechter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waechter 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 23 October 2014 at 13:37.

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