Wegmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Wegmann is derived from several possible origins. In most cases, the name comes from the Germanic personal name Wigman, which is in turn derived from the Old High German word "wigan" meaning "to fight," or from "wih" meaning "holy." The surname Wegmann may also be occupational in origin, from the trade or profession of the original bearer. In this instance, the name would derive from the Swabian term "Wegman," Swabian for "herb," and the original bearer would have worked in some way with herbs. In other cases Wegmann, was likely derived from the word "Wege," meaning "a road" or "path, " suggesting that tha surname was firs born by someone who lived near a road or path.

Early Origins of the Wegmann family

The surname Wegmann was first found in Germany, where the name Wegmann came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries.

Early History of the Wegmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wegmann research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1346, 1390, 1469, 1536, 1557, 1583, 1586, 1589, 1616, 1628, 1648, 1656, 1789, 1794, 1795, 1823, 1828, 1846, and 1873 are included under the topic Early Wegmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wegmann Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wegman, Wegmann, Wägmann, Wagmann,Wegemann and many more.

Early Notables of the Wegmann family (pre 1700)

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wegmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Wegmann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wegmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Paul Wegmann, who settled in Pennsylvania between 1741 and 1767
  • Anna Wegmann, who went to Carolina or Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Jacob Wegmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
Wegmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Matthias Wegmann, aged 41, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Claudia Wegmann in 1841 and Marianne Wegmann in 1874
  • Melchior Wegmann, who landed in America in 1848 [1]
  • J. F. Wegmann, who arrived in New York in 1849
  • Joh Heinr Wegmann, who landed in America in 1850 [1]

Canada Wegmann migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wegmann Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Peter Wegmann, who arrived in Quebec in 1776 as a member of the Hessian troops which served with the British in the American Revolution

Contemporary Notables of the name Wegmann (post 1700) +

  • Günther Wegmann (d. 1945), German Luftwaffe fighter ace during World War II credited with 14 aerial victories, recipient of the German Cross in Gold on 31 August 1943
  • Jürgen "Kobra" Wegmann (b. 1964), retired German footballer
  • Fabian Wegmann (b. 1980), German professional road racing cyclist
  • August Wegmann (1888-1976), German politician
  • Günther Wegmann, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 14 aerial victories
  • Alain Wegmann (b. 1957), Swiss computer scientist, Professor of Systemic Modeling at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Ludwig Wegmann (1909-1963), German author
  • Bertha Wegmann (1847-1926), German landscape painter

  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)

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