Weigl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weigl family

The surname Weigl 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 Weigl family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weigl 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 Weigl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weigl 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 Weigl family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Weigl 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 Weigl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Weigl family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Valentine Weigel, who came to America with his wife and four children in 1709. Martin Weigell arrived in Philadelphia in 1732; as did Torothea Weigell at the age of 20. Ludwig Weigle arrived in Philadelphia in 1840 and Johan Weighelt arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754..


Contemporary Notables of the name Weigl (post 1700) +

  • Bruce Weigl (b. 1949), American contemporary poet
  • Jim Weigl, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [1]
  • Professor Rudolf Stefan Weigl (1883-1957), Polish biologist and inventor of the first effective vaccine against epidemic typhus
  • Joseph Weigl (1766-1846), Austrian composer and conductor
  • Karl Weigl (1881-1949), Austrian-born composer, conductor, and teacher who worked with Mahler at the Vienna Opera


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


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