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The surname Weidner was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They held a family seat at Nuremburg.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weidner, Weedner, Wedener, Wiedener and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weidner research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weidner History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weidner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Dichius Weidner, who settled there in 1729
  • Hans Wilhelm Weidner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Philip Jacob Weidner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Henrich Weidner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Christoph Weidner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753


Weidner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Clara Weidner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Julius Weidner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Moritz Weidner, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Joseph Weidner, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • Mathias Weidner, who arrived in North America in 1863


Weidner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Emil Weidner, aged 3, arrived in New York, NY in 1906
  • Andreas Weidner, who landed in New York, NY in 1906
  • Christian Weidner, aged 36, arrived in New York, NY in 1906
  • Leontius Weidner, aged 11, arrived in New York, NY in 1906
  • Otilia Weidner, aged 8, arrived in New York, NY in 1906


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  • Lynn H. Weidner, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008
  • LeRoy A. Weidner, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Berks County 2nd District; Elected 1954, 1960
  • George E. Weidner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972; Candidate in primary for Kentucky State Senate 24th District, 1973
  • Don Weidner, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 3rd District, 1992
  • David A. Weidner, American politician, Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1992
  • Daniel Weidner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004
  • Stephan Weidner (b. 1963), head of the German hard-rock band Böhse Onkelz
  • Johan Hendrik Weidner (1912-1994), Belgian World War II resistance fighter
  • Gabrielle Weidner (1914-1945), Belgian World War II heroine
  • Brant Weidner (b. 1960), former NBA player for the San Antonio Spurs

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  • Heinrich Weidner, 1717-1792, Catharina Mull Weidner, 1733-1804: Through Four Generation by Anne Williams McAllister.
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  1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
  3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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The Weidner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weidner 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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