Weber History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weber family

The surname Weber was first found in Saxony, where the name was closely associated in the mediaeval period with the feudal society that would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many notable branches, and become recognized for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Weber family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weber research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1766, 1779, 1786, 1795, 1804, 1811, 1826, 1839, 1842, 1862, 1878, and 1891 are included under the topic Early Weber History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weber Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weber, Webber, Webere, Weberer, Waeber, Weyber, Webern, Weeber, Weiber, Wieber and many more.

Early Notables of the Weber family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Weber at this time were Ernst Heinrich Weber (1795-1878), anatomist and physiologist, who is known for his path finding research on sensation. His brother, Wilhelm Weber (1804-1891), played a major role in constructing the first electronic telegraph. Constanze...
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United States Weber migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weber Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Else Weber, who landed in America in 1650 [1]
Weber Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Weber, who arrived in New York State with his family in 1708 and who was the first recorded immigrant of this name
  • Deobalt Weber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Christian Weber, aged 21, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • Dewald Weber, aged 17, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Elsbeth Weber, who arrived in Carolina in 1743 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Weber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Weber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1801 [1]
  • Barbara Weber, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Ann Christiana Weber, aged 19, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Babette Weber, who landed in New York, NY in 1832 [1]
  • Clara Weber, who arrived in America in 1837 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Weber Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Daniel Weber, aged 7, who landed in New York, NY in 1902 [1]

Canada Weber migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weber Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • August Langlotz Weber, who arrived in Quebec in 1850
  • Caroline Weber, aged 54, who landed in Quebec in 1868
Weber Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Adolf Weber, aged 8, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Australia Weber migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Weber Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

New Zealand Weber migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Weber Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Adelphus Weber, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Evening Star" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 14th October 1860 [4]
  • Ottilie Weber, aged 32, a servant, who arrived in Canterbury aboard the ship "Rimutaka" in 1885

Contemporary Notables of the name Weber (post 1700) +

  • Arnold Robert Weber (1929-2020), American academic, President of Northwestern University from 1984–1994
  • Charles Frederick Weber Jr. (1930-2017), American football linebacker in the National Football League who played from 1955 to 1961
  • Harold Weber, American bronze medalist for golf at the 1904 Olympic games
  • Joseph Weber (1919-2000), American physicist who developed the laser and gravitational wave detector
  • Jon Weber (b. 1961), American jazz pianist and composer
  • David Weber (b. 1952), American science fiction author
  • Adam Weber (b. 1987), American football player
  • Mary Ellen Weber (b. 1962), former NASA astronaut with over 450 hours in space [5]
  • William Jennings Bryan "Ben" Weber (1916-1981), American composer
  • Max Weber (1881-1961), American painter
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Theodor Weber (1915-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [6]
  • Rudolf Weber (1919-1941), German Musikobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [6]
  • Alfred Weber (1919-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [6]


The Weber Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Gott segne uns
Motto Translation: God bless us


Suggested Readings for the name Weber +

  • 234 "Leonard Weber and His Progeny" 2nd Ed. 2008, compiled by Jerome F. Weber. "A Genealogical Report of the Direct Blood Line Descendants of Peter Sr. and Katharina, nee Schowalter, Weber 1806-1970" by Olga Krebill Hirschler, 1972

  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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Mary Weber. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/weber.html
  6. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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