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Weisbrod History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Weisbrod family


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.

Early History of the Weisbrod family


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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.

Early Notables of the Weisbrod family (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...
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Migration of the Weisbrod family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Konrad Weisbrod, who landed in Iowa in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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
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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
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Contemporary Notables of the name Weisbrod (post 1700)


  • Jonathan Weisbrod, American film producer and screenwriter
  • John Weisbrod (b. 1968), American former ice hockey player and current assistant general manager for the Vancouver Canucks
  • Burton A. Weisbrod (b. 1931), American economist who pioneered the theory of option value
  • Candace Brooke Weisbrod, American sportscaster and college basketball analyst from Hamilton, Ohio
  • John Weisbrod, retired American professional ice hockey center
  • Vera Weisbrod (b. 1976), German actress from Herdecke, North Rhine- Westphalia, Germany, known for Tatort (1970), Verbotene Liebe (1995) and Axel! (2002)
  • Ella Weisbrod (b. 1944), Dutch producer from Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

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  1. ^ 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)

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