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The Weinberger surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Weinberger is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Weinberger was given to someone who lived near a vineyard on a hillside. The name Weinberg was originally derived from the Old German word Winberc, which is composed of the elements win, meaning wine and berc, meaning hill. The surname Weinberg is also an occupational name for a person who worked in a vineyard. In Bavaria, the Weinberg family possessed vast estates and lived in an elegant feudal manor.

Weinberger Early Origins



The surname Weinberger was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Weinberger Spelling Variations


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Weinberger Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Weinberger include Weinberg, Weinburg, Weinberger, Weinsberg, Weinsperg and many more.

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Weinberger Early History


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Weinberger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weinberger research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1819 and 1819 are included under the topic Early Weinberger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weinberger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weinberger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weinberger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Weinberger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Baltzer Weinberger, who came to Philadelphia in 1749
  • Baltzer Weinberger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johannes Weinberger came to Philadelphia in 1762
  • Johannes Weinberger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764

Weinberger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Karl Weinberger, who landed in America in 1849
  • Jacob Weinberger, who landed in Colorado in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weinberger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weinberger (post 1700)



  • Robert A. Weinberger, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1980
  • Milton Weinberger, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1924; Socialist Labor Candidate for Secretary of State of New York, 1926
  • Esther Weinberger, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1944
  • Caspar Willard Weinberger (1917-2006), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1953-56; U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1981-87
  • C. R. Weinberger, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1936
  • Shmuel Weinberger (b. 1963), American mathematician, eponym of the Weinberger Doctrine
  • David B. Weinberger (b. 1947), American mathematician and investor
  • David Weinberger (b. 1950), American technologist and commentator
  • Caspar Weinberger Jr. (b. 1947), American writer
  • Eliot Weinberger (b. 1949), American writer, editor, and translator
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Weinberger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weinberger 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.

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