Wegman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wegman family

The surname Wegman was first found in Northamptonshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when they were granted lands.

Early History of the Wegman family

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Wegman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wigman, Wigmay, Wigmey, Wigamey and others.

Early Notables of the Wegman family (pre 1700)

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Wegman Ranking

In the United States, the name Wegman is the 17,931st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Wegman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wegman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Matys Wegman, who arrived in New York in 1709 [2]
  • Hans Jerich Wegman, who landed in Virginia in 1732 [2]
  • Maria Gotlieve Wegman, who landed in Virginia in 1732 [2]
  • Hans Jerich, Maria Gotlieve, Maria Margaret, and Anna Maria Wegman, who, who settled in Virginia in 1732
  • Anna Maria Wegman, who landed in Virginia in 1732 [2]
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Wegman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H. R. Wegman, who settled in Philadelphia in 1820 as a servant
  • Henry Wegman, who landed in Baltimore in 1833
  • Caroline Wegman, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Charles Wegman, aged 23, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Louis Wegman, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1854 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wegman (post 1700) +

  • William Wegman (b. 1942), American performance artist, photographer, and writer
  • Walter E Wegman, and his brother John, founders of the Wegmans grocery store chain in New York and Pennsylvania


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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