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The name Weill 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.

Weill Early Origins



The surname Weill 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 Weill traveled and acquired distant estates, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Weill Spelling Variations


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Weill Spelling Variations



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

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Weill Early History


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Weill Early History



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

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Weill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Weill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Weill, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Johann Peter Weill, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771

Weill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Weill, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • David H Weill, who landed in Mississippi in 1860
  • Alphonse Weill, who landed in California in 1875
  • Charles Weill, who arrived in Mississippi in 1877
  • Jacob Weill, who arrived in Mississippi in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weill (post 1700)



  • Solomon C. Weill, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 19th District, 1898
  • Pearl Weill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984, 1988 (alternate)
  • Raymond Henry Weill (1913-2003), American philatelist
  • Sanford I. "Sandy" Weill (b. 1933), American banker, financier and philanthropist, former chief executive officer and chairman of Citigroup Inc
  • Kurt Julian Weill (1900-1950), German-born American composer
  • Claudia Weill, American film director
  • Armand "Al" Weill (1893-1969), American boxing manager

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Weill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weill 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 09:43.

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