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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."

Weddig Early Origins



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.

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Weddig Spelling Variations


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Weddig Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wittig, Wittich, Weddig, Witche, Witicher, Witigo and others.

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Weddig Early History


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Weddig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weddig research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1395, 1419, 1460, 1610, 1654, 1684, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Weddig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weddig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weddig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weddig 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:

Weddig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joh Peter Weddig, who landed in America in 1783 [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)

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Weddig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weddig 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 15 April 2014 at 20:15.

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