The German surname Weigend, 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 Weigend family
The surname Weigend was first found in Zurich, where Heinrich Wiegant, living in 1332, is the first recorded bearer of the name. The young Weigend 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 Weigend family
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Weigend 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 Weigend family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weigend family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Adam Wiegand and Christian Wiegand, both Hessian mercenaries who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Johan Weigandt, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750.