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Where did the German Weideman family come from? What is the German Weideman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Weideman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Weideman family history?There are several possible origins for the name Weideman 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Weide, Weid, Weiden, Waide, Weidler, Weidman, Weidmann, Weidtler, Widmann, Wiede, Wiedmann, Wiedemann and many more.
First found in Westphalia, where the name Weideman 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weideman research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1686 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Weideman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weideman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Weideman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Weideman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Weideman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Weideman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Weideman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weideman 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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