Show ContentsWeigend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Weigend (post 1700) +

  • Andreas Weigend, American former Chief Scientist of and the author of the book Data for the People (2017) on Facebook