Wehr History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wehr family

The surname Wehr was first found in Saxony, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Wehr family

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Wehr Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wahren, Wahrren, Wahrene, Wahrenes, Wahrens, Wahrenn, Wahrenns, Wahrenne, Wahreen, Wahreens, Warin and many more.

Early Notables of the Wehr family (pre 1700)

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United States Wehr migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wehr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Kristiaen Wehr, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Hans Georg Wehr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Johan Theis Wehr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Christian Wehr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Johann Paul Wehr, who arrived in America in 1781 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Wehr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Simon Wehr, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Peter Wehr, who arrived in America in 1853 [1]
  • Albert Wehr, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 [1]
  • Elise Wehr, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1896
Wehr Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • August Wehr, aged 24, who immigrated to America from Cologne, in 1900
  • Gisela Wehr, aged 22, who settled in America from Budapest, in 1902
  • Anna Wehr, aged 38, who landed in America from Weissach, in 1903
  • Hans Wehr, aged 23, who landed in America from Leslan, Austria, in 1907
  • Elsa Wehr, aged 4, who settled in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Wehr migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wehr Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Capt. Christian Wehr U.E. (b. 1731) from Claverack, New York, USA who settled in Missisquoi Bay, Philipsburg, Quebec c. 1784 then relocated to St-Armand, Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality, Quebec he served in the Kings Loyal Americans Rangers (Jessups' Corps), the Loyal Volunteers and the Kings Royal Regiment of New York, married to Gertrude Hauver having 1 son, he died in 1824 [2]
  • Mr. Christian Wehr Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wehr (post 1700) +

  • Wesley C. Wehr (1929-2004), American palaeontologist, best known for his studies of Tertiary fossil floras
  • Todd Wehr (1889-1965), American industrialist and philanthropist, co-founder of the Wehr Steel Company
  • Julian Wehr (1898-1970), American author of children's books, known as the "American Master of Animated Books"
  • Hans Wehr (1909-1981), German professor at the University of Münster (1957 to 1974)


  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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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