Wehrle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wehrle family

The surname Wehrle 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 Wehrle family

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Wehrle 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 Wehrle family (pre 1700)

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Wehrle Ranking

In the United States, the name Wehrle is the 17,089th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Wehrle migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wehrle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Madelaine Wehrle, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1849 [2]
  • Henry Wehrle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [2]
  • Joseph Wehrle, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856 [2]
  • Landelin Wehrle, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [2]
  • Christian Wehrle, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1880 [2]
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Wehrle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Christian Wehrle, aged 46, who arrived in America from Goeppinger, Germany, in 1904
  • Frida Wehrle, aged 17, who arrived in America from Edenhard, Germany, in 1908
  • Ernest Wehrle, aged 25, who arrived in America from Arbone, Switzerland, in 1910
  • Leonhard Wehrle, aged 44, who arrived in America from Oberhausen, Germany, in 1911
  • Hermann Wehrle, aged 19, who arrived in America from Bleichheim, Germany, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Wehrle migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Wehrle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Roman Wehrle, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Durham" in 1873 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wehrle (post 1700) +

  • Paul Francis Wehrle (1921-2004), American researcher and physician, known for his development of methods to prevent and treat polio and smallpox
  • John Wehrle (b. 1941), American mural artist
  • Paul E. Wehrle, American Democratic Party politician, Kanawha County Clerk [4]
  • Martha G. Wehrle (b. 1925), American Democratic Party politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 17th District; Elected 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1982; Member of West Virginia State Senate 17th District, 1989-94 [4]
  • Mark J. Wehrle, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1998 [4]
  • Hermann Josef Wehrle (1899-1944), German Catholic priest killed after the July 20 plot
  • Emilian Wehrle (1832-1896), German Black Forest clockmaker famous for his high-quality musical clocks
  • John Baptist Vincent de Paul Wehrle O.S.B. (1855-1941), Swiss-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, 1st Bishop of Bismarck (1910-1939)


  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)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 9th November 2011). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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