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There are several possible origins for the name Weidmann 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.

Weidmann Early Origins



The surname Weidmann was first found in Westphalia, where the name Weidmann 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.

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Weidmann Spelling Variations


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Weidmann Spelling Variations



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

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Weidmann Early History


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Weidmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weidmann research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1686 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Weidmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weidmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weidmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weidmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weidmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Georg Weidmann, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Hans Weidmann, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • Anna Weidmann, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Rudolf Weidmann, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Verena Weidmann, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weidmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Weidmann, who landed in North America in 1838
  • Jakob Weidmann, who arrived in North America in 1838
  • Adam Weidmann, aged 33, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1844
  • Johann Weidmann, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Sebastian Weidmann, aged 32, arrived in America in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weidmann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weidmann (post 1700)



  • Adolf Weidmann (1901-1997), German athlete and sports official
  • Jens Weidmann (b. 1968), German economist and president of the Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Manfred Weidmann (b. 1945), retired German footballer
  • Giuseppe Weidmann (1742-1810), Austrian drama actor
  • Karl Weidmann (b. 1931), Swiss silver medalist rower at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Weidmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weidmann 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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