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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.

Wegmann Early Origins



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.

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Wegmann Spelling Variations


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Wegmann Spelling Variations



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

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Wegmann Early History


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Wegmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wegmann research. Another 228 words (16 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.

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Wegmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wegmann Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Wegmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Matthias Wegmann, aged 41, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1840
  • Claudia Wegmann in 1841 and Marianne Wegmann in 1874
  • Melchior Wegmann, who landed in America in 1848
  • J. F. Wegmann arrived in New York in 1849
  • Joh Heinr Wegmann, who landed in America in 1850

Wegmann Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Peter Wegmann arrived in Quebec in 1776 as a member of the Hessian troops which served with the British in the American Revolution

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wegmann (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. 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).
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Wegmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wegmann 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.

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