The distinguished German surname Weddig comes from the former southwestern duchy of Swabia, and has several possible origins. Firstly, it may be derived from the Germanic personal name
"Wido," which itself derives from either the Old High German "witu," meaning "forest," or the Old High German "wit," meaning "wide." Alternatively, the name may be derived from the place names "Wittichen" or "Widig."
Early Origins of the Weddig family
The surname Weddig was first found in southern Germany
, where it was extremely popular in the Middle Ages as a first name due to its use in the Nibelungenlied, a Middle High German epic poem written in the 12th century. Wittich was the mythical hero of the Dietrich Sage, and it is likely that the original bearer of the surname was the son of someone who was named Wittig out of admiration for this hero.
Early History of the Weddig family
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Weddig Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wittig, Wittich, Weddig, Witche, Witicher, Witigo and others.
Early Notables of the Weddig family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weddig family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Weddig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joh Peter Weddig, who landed in America in 1783 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)