Bavaria. Weckerle 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. Weckerle is a name for a person who was watchful.
Early Origins of the Weckerle family
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 Weckerle family
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Weckerle Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Weckerle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weckerle family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Weckerle or a variant listed above:
Weckerle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Weckerle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
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