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Multiple Origins for the Surname Walther


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Walther Early Origins



The surname Walther was first found in Silesia, where the name was associated in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape and define European history. The name would later 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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Walther Spelling Variations


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Walther Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Walter, Walters, Walther, Waltherr and others.

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Walther Early History


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Walther Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Walther research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1484, 1699, 1782, 1712, 1740, 1170, 1230, 1708, 1430, 1504, 1651 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Walther History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Walther Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Walther Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the surname Walther were Walther von der Vogelweide (1170-1230), who was a renowned mediaeval poet. Johann Christoph Walters was the mayor of the city Hirschberg in Silesia and was ennobled...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Walther 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:

Walther Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilhelm Walther came to Philadelphia in 1773
  • Wilhelm Walther, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1774

Walther Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Guenther Walther came to Texas with his family in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Walther (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Walther (post 1700)



  • Paul G. Walther (1927-2014), American NBA basketball player, NBA All-Star (1952)
  • David "Salt" Walther (b. 1947), American former driver in the USAC and CART Championship Car series
  • Erich Walther (1903-1947), German general of the Fallschirmjäger
  • Frederic-Louis-Henri Walther (1761-1813), Alsatian-born general of division and a supporter of Napoleon
  • Johann Gottfried Walther (1684-1748), German music theorist, organist, composer, and lexicographer
  • Frédéric Henri Walther, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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Suggested Readings for the name Walther


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Suggested Readings for the name Walther



  • Walther Family Recollections by Emma Gene Seale.

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Walther Family Crest Products


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Walther Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    The Walther Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Walther 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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