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Weide History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



There are several possible origins for the name Weide because the German word "weide" from which it originates has three quite different definitions. Firstly, it means "willow," implying that the first bearer could have been someone who lived near a large or notable willow tree; many surnames in Germany and most other European countries were taken from some noteworthy feature near the person's house. Secondly, it means "grazing," implying that the name may have been taken because the first bearer lived near good grazing lands. Lastly, the word also means "hunting"; this could mean that the man was a hunter, or it could mean that he lived near well-known hunting grounds.

Early Origins of the Weide family


The surname Weide was first found in Westphalia, where the name Weide emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Weide family


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Weide Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Weide, Weid, Weiden, Waide, Weidler, Weidman, Weidmann, Weidtler, Widmann, Wiede, Wiedmann, Wiedemann and many more.

Early Notables of the Weide family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Weide family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Adam Weidel who came to Pennsylvania in 1729; and Dichius Weidner, who settled there in 1729.

Contemporary Notables of the name Weide (post 1700)


  • Robert B Weide (b. 1960), American screenplay writer and film producer
  • Ira E. Weide, American politician, Mayor of La Habra, California, 1956 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Adolph Weide, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1907-12, 1929-30 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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