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The roots of the distinguished German surname Wandel lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is derived from the personal names "Wand," "Wend," and "Wendel," which are themselves all derived from the Old High German verb "wandern," meaning "to wander." The original bearer of the surname was most likely the son of one named Wendel.
The surname Wandel was first found in the duchy of Swabia, where it most likely first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Hans Wenderl, who was a resident of the town of Weilheim in 1466. The young Wandel family was instrumental in the development of medieval Swabian society, and quickly became one of the prominent families of the region.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wendel, Wandal, Wandel, Wendal, Vandal, Vandel, Vendel and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wandel research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1515, 1645, 1709, 1739, 1774, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Wandel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wandel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wandel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Wandel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Wandel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wandel 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.
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