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The Wassman surname was a popular Old German personal name (pre-surnames) that meant "of a sharp mind."

Wassman Early Origins



The surname Wassman was first found in the regions of northern Germany, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society of Europe. The name Wachsmann became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. Chronicles first mention Heinrich Wachsmut of Mergthal in 1311. The wandering minstrels Wachsmout von Kuenzich and Wahsmuot von Muelnhusen became renowned in the same period. Another famous bearer of this name was the character Wahsmuot in the "Dietrich Saga," who was the brother of Wolfdietrich.

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Wassman Spelling Variations


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Wassman Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Wassman include Wachsmuth, Wachsmund, Wassmuth, Wasmuth, Wassmann and others.

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Wassman Early History


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Wassman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wassman research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1715, 1730, 1735, 1816, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Wassman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wassman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wassman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wassman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Wassman were Frederick Wachsmuth, who came to Philadelphia in 1844; Vincent Wachsmuth came to the same city in 1828.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wassman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wassman (post 1700)



  • Joseph Wassman, American politician, Mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1899-1901
  • Emil Wassman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1916
  • Charles Wassman, American politician, Mayor of Bellaire, Ohio, 1906-17

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Wassman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wassman 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 8 October 2015 at 10:58.

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