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Wehr Early Origins



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.

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Wehr Spelling Variations


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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.

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Wehr Early History


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Wehr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wehr research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wehr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wehr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wehr Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wehr 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:

Wehr Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Kristiaen Wehr, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Hans Georg Wehr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Johan Theis Wehr, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Christian Wehr, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Johann Paul Wehr, who arrived in America in 1781
  • ... (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, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Peter Wehr, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Albert Wehr, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • Elise Wehr, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1896

Wehr Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • August Wehr, aged 24, who emigrated 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.)

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Christian Wehr Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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Contemporary Notables of the name Wehr (post 1700)


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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)

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Wehr Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Wehr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wehr 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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