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Wecker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Wecker family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Wecker is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Wecker is a name for a person who was watchful.

Early Origins of the Wecker family


The surname Wecker was first found in Bavaria and Wuerttemberg, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Wecker family


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Wecker Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Wacker, Wackerl (Bavaria), Wackert, Waeckerle and many more.

Early Notables of the Wecker family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Wecker family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wecker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Balthes Wecker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Joh Gottlieb Wecker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wecker (post 1700)


  • Kendra Renee Wecker (b. 1982), American professional basketball player
  • Andreas Wecker (b. 1970), German Olympic gold medalist gymnast

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Citations


  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)

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