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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Waxman. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known in Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Waxman family.

Waxman Early Origins



The surname Waxman 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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Waxman Spelling Variations


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Waxman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wachsmuth, Wassmuth, Wasmuth, Waxmann, Waxman and many more.

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Waxman Early History


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Waxman Early History



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

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Waxman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Waxman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Waxman 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:

Waxman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fred Waxman went to Iowa in 1883

Waxman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Leon Waxman immigrated to Arkansas in 1905
  • Leon Waxman, who landed in Arkansas in 1905

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Contemporary Notables of the name Waxman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Waxman (post 1700)



  • Seth Paul Waxman (b. 1951), American Democrat politician, U.S. Solicitor General, 1997-2001
  • Irving I. Waxman, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 30th District, 1960
  • Henry Arnold Waxman (b. 1939), American Democrat politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1969-74; U.S. Representative from California, 1975-2008

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Waxman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Waxman 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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