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The surname Weirich is of German origin, and is derived from a nickname meaning "priest spreading incense." Etymologists believe that the name Weirich may also be derived from the personal names Wirich, Wigerich, and Wigirich, indicating descent.

Weirich Early Origins



The surname Weirich was first found in Saarburg, where Wiricus Vogelhunt was mentioned in records dating from 1229. His name was likely passed down through his descendants as the surname Weirich.

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Weirich Spelling Variations


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Weirich Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyrick, Wyrich, Weihrich, Wierich, Wierig, Wierick, Weyrich and many more.

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Weirich Early History


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Weirich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weirich research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1469, 1515, 1573, 1601, 1603, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Weirich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weirich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weirich Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Weirich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Jacob Weirich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Wilhelm Weirich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Christian Weirich, who came from Saarland to Philadelphia with his wife and children in 1757

Weirich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Weirich, who landed in North America in 1838
  • Carl Weirich, who arrived in Texas in 1840
  • Carl Weirich, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Christian Weirich, aged 36, arrived in Brazil in 1857
  • Jakob Weirich, who landed in North America in 1857
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weirich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weirich (post 1700)



  • Paul Weirich (b. 1876), American engineer from Brooklyn
  • James Nolan "Jim" Weirich (1956-2014), American developer, speaker, teacher, and contributor to the Ruby Programming Language community

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Weirich Family Crest Products


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Weirich Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    11. ...

    The Weirich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weirich 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 12 March 2015 at 08:32.

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