Weigel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weigel family

The surname Weigel was first found in Silesia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence in northern Germany, and would become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Weigel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weigel research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1533, 1588, 1625, 1699, 1766, 1786, 1812, 1838, 1844, 1846, and 1849 are included under the topic Early Weigel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weigel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weigel, Weigell, Weigle, Weigl, Weighel, Weighelt, Weigelt, Weigels, Weigele, Weigeler, Weigelsberg and many more.

Early Notables of the Weigel family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Weigel were Erhard Weigel (1625-1699), German mathematician, astronomer and philosopher; Valentin Weigel (1533-1588), from Saxony, who was a highly influential religious mystic and pastor. Joseph Weigl (1766-1846)...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weigel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Weigel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weigel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Valentine Weigel, who settled in America with his wife and four children in 1709
  • Sebastian Weigel, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1731 [1]
  • Hans Michael Weigel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Christoph Weigel, who landed in America in 1779 [1]
Weigel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Weigel, who arrived in Indiana in 1852 [1]
  • Susanna Weigel, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • John Weigel, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • Rosa Weigel, who landed in New York in 1875 [1]
  • Johannes Weigel, aged 9, who landed in New York in 1875 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Weigel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anton Weigel, aged 46, who landed in New York, NY in 1900 [1]
  • Marianne Weigel, aged 7, who arrived in New York, NY in 1900 [1]
  • Rosina Weigel, aged 42, who arrived in New York, NY in 1900 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Weigel (post 1700) +

  • George Weigel (b. 1951), American writer and religious commentator
  • David "Dave" Weigel (b. 1981), American journalist
  • Marianne Weigel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960 [2]
  • Eugene F. Weigel (1844-1896), American politician, Secretary of State of Missouri, 1871-75 [2]
  • Valentin Weigel (1533-1588), German theologian, philosopher and mystical writer
  • Ronald Weigel (b. 1959), German athlete and Olympic medal winner
  • Herman Weigel (b. 1950), German film producer and playwright
  • Detlef Weigel (b. 1961), German American scientist
  • Jaroslav Weigel (1931-2019), Czech actor, writer, playwright, comics writer and painter
  • Hans Weigel (1908-1991), Austrian writer
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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