Weisinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Weisinger 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. Weisinger is a name for a person who had a pale complexion or fair colored hair. The surname Weisinger was derived from the German word weises, which meant white.

Early Origins of the Weisinger family

The surname Weisinger 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 Weisinger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weisinger research. Another 180 words (13 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 Weisinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weisinger Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. 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 Weisinger include Weise, Weis, Weiser, Wise and others.

Early Notables of the Weisinger family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Weisinger 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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United States Weisinger migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Weisingers to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Weisinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Jacob Weisinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
  • Melchior Weisinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Weisinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Weisinger, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [1]
Weisinger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Weisinger, who landed in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Weisinger (post 1700) +

  • Eileen Weisinger, American World Stunt Award winning stunt coordinator, known for her work on Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man (2008) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
  • Mortimer "Mort" Weisinger (1915-1978), American magazine and comic book editor, best known for editing DC Comics' Superman during the 1950s and 1960s

  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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