Show ContentsWeigand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Weigand, which originated almost a millennium ago, means "son of Wigant." Wigant is a personal name derived from the Old High German word "wigant," meaning "warrior."

Early Origins of the Weigand family

The surname Weigand was first found in Zurich, where Heinrich Wiegant, living in 1332, is the first recorded bearer of the name. The young Weigand family was prominent during these early times, playing an important role in the development of the society of the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Weigand family

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Weigand Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weigand, Wiegand, Weigant, Wiegant, Weigan, Wiegandt, Wigand, Wigandt, Wignand, Wieandt, Wiget, Weingandt, Wikander, Weichand, Waichard, Wayandt, Waygandt, Weigend, Weiand and many more.

Early Notables of the Weigand family (pre 1700)

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Weigand Ranking

In the United States, the name Weigand is the 8,980th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Weigand migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weigand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Weigand, aged 52, who arrived in New York in 1708 [2]
  • Johan Lorentz Weigand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [2]
  • Nicolas Weigand, who landed in America in 1777-1783 [2]
  • Oswald Weigand, who arrived in America in 1777-1783 [2]
Weigand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Weigand, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [2]
  • Leonhard Weigand, who landed in North America in 1832-1849 [2]
  • George Weigand, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [2]
  • Ernst Weigand, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [2]
  • Casper Weigand, aged 30, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1848 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Weigand (post 1700) +

  • Nestor Weigand (b. 1939), American Republican politician, real estate businessman; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2004 [3]
  • Peter Michael Weigand (1941-2011), American sprint canoer
  • Andreas Weigand (b. 1945), American sprint canoer
  • William Keith Weigand (b. 1937), American Roman Catholic bishop
  • John W. Weigand, American politician, Representative from New York 32nd District, 1892 [3]
  • Harry G. Weigand, American politician, Mayor of Englewood, Colorado, 1954-55 [3]
  • Wilhelm Weigand (1862-1949), German Neoromanticism and Realism period poet and writer
  • Gustav Weigand (1860-1930), German linguist and specialist in Balkan languages

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook