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The ancient and distinguished surname Weigand indicates "son of Wigand," a personal name derived from the Breton name "Wiucon," meaning "high and noble." This name was introduced into England at the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Weigand Early Origins



The surname Weigand was first found in the county of Cambridgeshire, where one named Wighen [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
was listed in the Domesday Book in 1086. Another early bearer of the name was Radulfus filius Wigein, who was living in Leicestershire in 1163. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Hereditary surnames were first used in England by the higher classes as a mark of distinction, but were later adopted by poorer people as well. Family names were standard in England by the 14th century, by which time the Weigand family had already grown into several notable and distinguished houses, having been granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Weigand Spelling Variations


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Weigand Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiggin, Wiggins, Wigan, Wigans, Wiegand, Wigand, Wigens 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 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1279, 1379, 1592, 1667, 1633, 1637, 1696 and 1739 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 36 words (3 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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Weigand In Ireland


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Weigand In Ireland



Some of the Weigand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 81 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

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.

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