Weingarten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weingarten family

The surname Weingarten was first found in Austria, where the name Weingarten became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history, bearers of the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The origin of the name Weingarten is somewhat uncertain. It most likely comes from the German words "wein," meaning "wine" and "garten," meaning "enclosure," therefore referring to a vineyard, but it is impossible to know whether the name was given to its first bearer because he worked at a vineyard, owned one, or merely lived near one.

Early History of the Weingarten family

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Weingarten Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weingard, Weingart, Weingardt, Weingarden, Weingarten, Weingartz, Wingert, Weingartner and many more.

Early Notables of the Weingarten family (pre 1700)

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Weingarten Ranking

In the United States, the name Weingarten is the 12,921st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Weingarten migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weingarten Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Matthew J. Weingarten, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1796
  • Matthew J Weingarten, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1796 [2]
Weingarten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Joseph Weingarten, aged 25, who arrived in America in 1872 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Weingarten (post 1700) +

  • Gene Weingarten (b. 1951), humor writer, journalist, and recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing
  • Tammy Weingarten, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004 [3]
  • Richard Weingarten, American Democratic Party politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 1988 [3]
  • Rhonda Weingarten, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996 [3]
  • Randi Weingarten (b. 1957), American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 2000; Member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 2004-08 [3]
  • Julius Weingarten (1836-1910), German mathematician
  • Romain Weingarten (b. 1926), French writer
  • Randi Weingarten (b. 1957), president of the United Federation of Teachers
  • Paul Weingarten (1886-1948), Moravia-born pianist
  • Lawrence Weingarten (1897-1975), film director
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Weingarten +

  • A Walk Through the Vineyards: Ishmael and His Descendants (The Weingarten Family) by Thomas Daniel Knight.

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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