Origins Available: German, Jewish
Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Weinperger family. The Weinperger surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that 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.
Early Origins of the Weinperger family
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.
Early History of the Weinperger family
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Weinperger Spelling Variations
Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Weinperger include Weinberg, Weinburg, Weinberger, Weinsberg, Weinsperg and many more.
Early Notables of the Weinperger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Weinperger family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Weinperger or a variant listed above: Baltzer Weinberger, who came to Philadelphia in 1749; as well as Johannes Weinberger in 1762. Gustaf Edward Weinberg came to New York city in 1842; as did Samuel Weinberg in 1871 and Max Weinberg in 1876..
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