Weiand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Weiand, which originated almost a millennium ago, means "son of Wigant." Wigant is a personal name derived from the Old High German word "wigant," meaning "warrior."

Early Origins of the Weiand family

The surname Weiand was first found in Zurich, where Heinrich Wiegant, living in 1332, is the first recorded bearer of the name. The young Weiand family was prominent during these early times, playing an important role in the development of the society of the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Weiand family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weiand research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1379, 1441, 1752, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Weiand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weiand Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weigand, Wiegand, Weigant, Wiegant, Weigan, Wiegandt, Wigand, Wigandt, Wignand, Wieandt, Wiget, Weingandt, Wikander, Weichand, Waichard, Wayandt, Waygandt, Weigend, Weiand and many more.

Early Notables of the Weiand family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Weiand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Weiand migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weiand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Weiand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Weiand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Weiand, who arrived in America in 1850 [1]
  • Joh Weiand, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Joh Wilh Weiand, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Mathias Weiand, who landed in America in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Weiand (post 1700) +

  • Phil Weiand, American co-founder of Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) of the automobile aftermarket in 1963
  • Doug Weiand, American musician, best known as the guitarist for the American rap rock band The Chimpz


  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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