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Where did the German Walcher family come from? What is the German Walcher family crest and coat of arms? When did the Walcher family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Walcher family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Walcher, Wallcher, Walcherr, Walchere, Walchers, Walchher, Walsher, Walshire, Wilsher, Walcherre, Walcheres and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name Walcher 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. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walcher research. Another 220 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1854 and 1873 are included under the topic Early Walcher History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Walcher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Walcher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Peter Walcher, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1751

Walcher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Hannah Walcher, who arrived in Baltimore in 1831
  • Adam Walcher, who traveled from Bremen to New York city in 1860

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  • Greg Walcher, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 3rd District, 2004
  • Hartwig Walcher (b. 1967), Austrian artist


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  1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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The Walcher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walcher 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 24 December 2015 at 16:39.

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