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Early Origins of the Waldeck family

The surname Waldeck was first found in Baden, 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 Waldeck family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Waldeck research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1493, 1500, 1524, 1533, 1537, 1553, 1554, 1574 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Waldeck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Waldeck Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Waldeck, Waldec, Waldek, Waldecke, Waldecks, Waldeckes, Waaldeck, Walldeck, Walddeck, Waldecker and many more.

Early Notables of the Waldeck family

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Waldeck were

  • Margaretha von Waldeck (1533-1554), daughter of Philip IV, Count of Waldeck-Wildungen (1493-1574) and his first wife, Margaret Cirksena (1500-1537.)...

United States Waldeck migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Waldeck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Waldeck, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860 [1]
  • Louis Von Waldeck, who arrived in New York in 1862 [1]
  • Bruno Waldeck, who arrived in Colorado in 1880 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Waldeck (post 1700) +

  • Rosie Goldschmidt Waldeck (1898-1982), born Rosa Goldschmidt, also known as Rosie Waldeck, a German-born American author of several works including Prelude to the past; the autobiography of a woman and Athene Palace
  • Benedikt Franz Leo Ignatz Waldeck (1802-1870), Prussian politician, a left-leaning deputy in the Prussian National Assembly and later in the Second Chamber of the Landtag of Prussia
  • Klaus Waldeck, usually known by his stage name of Waldeck, a Viennese former copyright lawyer and downtempo musician

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook