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The distinguished surname Weckesser is German in origin. It literally means "roll-eater," and was probably first bestowed as a derisive nickname on a baker.

Weckesser Early Origins



The surname Weckesser was first found in the South German regions of Bavaria and Swabia, where the name is thought to have emerged. The earliest known bearer of the name was Wecko von Blazheim, who was recorded in 1288.

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Weckesser Spelling Variations


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Weckesser Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Weckesser, Waycaster and others.

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Weckesser Early History


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Weckesser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weckesser research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1288, 1383, 1821 and 1899 are included under the topic Early Weckesser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weckesser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weckesser Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weckesser 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:

Weckesser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Michael Weckesser, who settled in Philadelphia in 1747
  • Hans Michael Weckesser, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Johann Michael Weckesser, who arrived in Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Johann Anderas Weckesser in 1749

Weckesser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Weckesser, who landed in America in 1832
  • Marie Weckesser, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Heinrich Jacob Weckesser, who arrived in New Jersey in 1854
  • Marie Weckesser, who emigrated from Saxony to America in 1854
  • Georg C. Weckesser, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weckesser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weckesser (post 1700)



  • Warren Weckesser, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Colgate University
  • Albert Weckesser (1862-1940), writer and Professor of Gymnastics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Weckesser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weckesser 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 28 April 2016 at 00:04.

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