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The surname Wedel comes from the place named Wedale, in the parish of Stow, near Edinburgh. As such it is a habitation name, a category of surnames derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Wedel Early Origins



The surname Wedel was first found in Midlothian, where they had held territories at Wedale in the parish of Stow from ancient times.

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Wedel Spelling Variations


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Wedel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Waddel, Waddell, Waddle, Weddel, Weddell, Weddle and many more.

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Wedel Early History


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Wedel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wedel research. Another 378 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1327, 1372, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Wedel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wedel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wedel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wedel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wedel In Ireland


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Wedel In Ireland



Some of the Wedel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Wedel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Wedel, who arrived in America in 1726
  • Caspar Wedel, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johannes Wedel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Maria Catharina Wedel, aged 41, landed in Carolina in 1752
  • Johan Peter Wedel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wedel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hasje Wedel, aged 32, landed in New York, NY in 1849
  • Peter Wedel, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1850
  • F Henriette Wedel, aged 17, arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • F Herman Wedel, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1852
  • F Julius Wedel, aged 13, arrived in New York, NY in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wedel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wedel (post 1700)



  • Erhard Gustave de Wedel, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    5. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    11. ...

    The Wedel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wedel 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 3 November 2015 at 10:34.

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