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Weigel Early Origins



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.

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Weigel Spelling Variations


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Weigel Spelling Variations



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

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Weigel Early History


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Weigel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weigel research. Another 241 words (17 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.

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Weigel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weigel Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weigel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Valentine Weigel, who came to America with his wife and four children in 1709
  • Sebastian Weigel, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1731
  • Hans Michael Weigel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Christoph Weigel, who landed in America in 1779

Weigel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Weigel, who arrived in Indiana in 1852
  • Susanna Weigel, who arrived in America in 1854
  • John Weigel, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Rosa Weigel, who landed in New York in 1875
  • Johannes Weigel, aged 9, landed in New York in 1875
  • ... (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, landed in New York, NY in 1900
  • Marianne Weigel, aged 7, arrived in New York, NY in 1900
  • Rosina Weigel, aged 42, arrived in New York, NY in 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weigel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weigel (post 1700)



  • Marianne Weigel, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960
  • Eugene F. Weigel (1844-1896), American politician, Secretary of State of Missouri, 1871-75
  • George Weigel (b. 1951), American writer and religious commentator
  • David "Dave" Weigel (b. 1981), American journalist
  • 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
  • Hans Weigel (1908-1991), Austrian writer
  • Helene Weigel (1900-1972), noted Austrian actress and co-founded the Berliner Esemble in East Berlin, her great role was as Mother Courage in "Mother Courage and her Children" (1949)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Weigel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weigel 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 27 October 2016 at 17:00.

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