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The surname Weisbrod is a Bavarian nickname surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, and tended to describe a physical characteristic or other attribute of their initial bearer. Weisbrod is a name for a person who had a pale complexion or fair colored hair. The surname Weisbrod was derived from the German word weises, which meant white.

Weisbrod Early Origins



The surname Weisbrod was first found in Bavaria, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Chronicles first mention Nicolaus Weiser of Iglau in Bohemia in 1378.

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Weisbrod Spelling Variations


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Weisbrod Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Weisbrod include Weise, Weis, Weiser, Wise and others.

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Weisbrod Early History


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Weisbrod Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weisbrod research. Another 359 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1867, 1830, 1852, 1840, 1844, 1798, 1841, 1842, 1642, 1708, 1810 and 1867 are included under the topic Early Weisbrod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weisbrod Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weisbrod Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Weisbrod in this period include Christian Weise (1642-1708), who was a renowned German author of moral tragedies, poetry, and comedies; and Baron Carl Gottlieb Weis (b.1810), departmental head at the Austrian...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weisbrod 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Weisbrod surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Weisbrod Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Weisbrod, who arrived in New York, NY in 1843
  • Konrad Weisbrod, who landed in Iowa in 1854
  • Elisabeth Weisbrod, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Hans Weisbrod, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Louise Weisbrod, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1893
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Weisbrod Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hulda Weisbrod, aged 30, who landed in America from Elberfeld, Germany, in 1906
  • Irma Weisbrod, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Elberfeld, Germany, in 1906
  • Fime Weisbrod, who landed in America, in 1906
  • Alfred Weisbrod, aged 7, who emigrated to America from Elberfeld, Germany, in 1906
  • Chaim Weisbrod, aged 45, who landed in America from Fezierzany, Galicy Aus., in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weisbrod (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weisbrod (post 1700)



  • John Weisbrod, retired American professional ice hockey center

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    11. ...

    The Weisbrod Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weisbrod 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 30 May 2016 at 15:54.

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