Early Origins of the Weichert family
The surname Weichert was first found in the county of Meissen 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 bearers of this name mentioned in ancient chronicles are Wichel von Haselstein of Saxony
in 1119, Nicolaus Weycher of Freystadt in 1414, P. Wyker of Liegnitz in Silesia
in 1418, A. Weicker of Liegnitz in 1453, M. Weickardt of Liegnitz in 1547, and C. Weickert of Bunzlau in Silesia
Early History of the Weichert family
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Weichert Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Weicker, Weickert, Weickhardt, Weickhardt, Wichert, Wicher, Weichert and many more.
Early Notables of the Weichert family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weichert family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Philip Weicker, who came to Philadelphia in 1738; as did Johann Michael Weicker in 1741; and Johann Nicolaus in 1748; Hannes Weickert arrived in Philadelphia in 1768.
Contemporary Notables of the name Weichert (post 1700)
- Konrad Weichert (1934-2003), German silver and bronze Olympic sailor at the 1972 Summer Olympics
- Florian Weichert (b. 1968), German former footballer who played from 1985 to 1997
- Dieter Weichert (b. 1948), German mechanical engineer specialising in solid mechanics and polymer rheology