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The name Weil is of uncertain origins; some scholars find it to be derived Old Norse, while it is also thought to be derived from the Latin "villa," meaning a country house or estate. There are several places so named, located in present day Baden, Wurttemberg, and Bavaria.

Weil Early Origins



The surname Weil was first found in Swabia and Austria, where the name came from aristocratic origins, and gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. Chronicles mention a Hermann von Weiler, as being present at the founding of the monastery of St. George in the Black Forest. His family line became known as Weiler zu Weiler (a city near Heilbronn,) and many members held the position of Priori of the cloister Weiler in Blauthale, which the family founded in the 11th century. A Burkhard Weiler was the Abbot of Sinsheim in 1468; Wolf von Weiler (1508-1585) accompanied Duke Christoph von Wuerttemberg on a campaign in France, and Dietrich von Weiler (1542-1602,) the chief steward and private tutor to the Duke of Wuerttemberg, united estates of numerous branches into his own hands. This surname spread and became more prominent as branches of Weil traveled and acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Weil Spelling Variations


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Weil Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Weil, Weill, Weile, Weiler, Weiller and others.

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Weil Early History


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Weil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weil research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1776, 1790, 1804, 1807, 1812, and 1835 are included under the topic Early Weil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weil Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weil 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:

Weil Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Catharine Weil, who landed in New York, NY in 1709
  • Catharina Weil, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Hans Jacob Weil, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Nicolas Weil, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Heinrich Weil, who took the oath of allegiance in Pennsylvania in 1744
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weil Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Weil, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Maria Cath Weil, aged 5, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Theodor Weil, who landed in Texas in 1844
  • August Jakob Weil, who landed in Texas in 1844
  • Georg Weil, who landed in America in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weil (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weil (post 1700)



  • Stuart Weil, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • T. Eliot Weil, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Shanghai, 1938; Wellington, 1943; U.S. Consul in Kabul, 1949
  • Samuel Weil, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1920
  • Milton Weil, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1964
  • Meyer Weil (1830-1891), American politician, Mayor of Paducah, Kentucky, 1871-75, 1877-81; Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives
  • Margaret Weil, American politician, Mayor of Gresham, Oregon, 1983-87
  • Louis Weil, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1920, 1921, 1926; Candidate for New York State Senate 17th District, 1928
  • M. Weil, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from Alabama, 1896
  • Leon Jerome Weil (b. 1927), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, 1984-87
  • Louis Weil, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1868
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Weil


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Suggested Readings for the name Weil



  • Strangers in the Land: the Story of Jacob Weil's Tribe by Moses Rountree.

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Weil Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Weil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weil 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 14 October 2015 at 09:40.

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