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Multiple Origins for the Surname Weigand


German


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."

Weigand Early Origins



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.

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Weigand Spelling Variations


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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.

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Weigand Early History


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Weigand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weigand research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1379, 1441, 1752, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Weigand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weigand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weigand Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weigand 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:

Weigand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Weigand, aged 52, arrived in New York in 1708
  • Johan Lorentz Weigand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Nicolas Weigand, who landed in America in 1777-1783
  • Oswald Weigand, who arrived in America in 1777-1783

Weigand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Weigand, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Leonhard Weigand, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • George Weigand, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Ernst Weigand, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Casper Weigand, aged 30, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weigand (post 1700)


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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
  • John W. Weigand, American politician, Representative from New York 32nd District, 1892
  • Harry G. Weigand, American politician, Mayor of Englewood, Colorado, 1954-55
  • Peter Michael Weigand (1941-2011), American sprint canoer
  • Andreas Weigand (b. 1945), American sprint canoer
  • William Keith Weigand (b. 1937), American Roman Catholic bishop
  • Wilhelm Weigand (1862-1949), German Neoromanticism and Realism period poet and writer
  • Gustav Weigand (1860-1930), German ling Uist and specialist in Balkan languages

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Weigand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weigand 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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