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The history of the Waeckerle family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Waeckerle 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. Waeckerle is a name for a person who was watchful.

Waeckerle Early Origins



The surname Waeckerle 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.

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Waeckerle Spelling Variations


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Waeckerle Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Waeckerle include Wacker, Wackerl (Bavaria), Wackert, Waeckerle and many more.

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Waeckerle Early History


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Waeckerle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waeckerle research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1695 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Waeckerle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Waeckerle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waeckerle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waeckerle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Waeckerle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waeckerle 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 26 July 2013 at 12:40.

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