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

Weisner Early Origins



The surname Weisner 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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Weisner Spelling Variations


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Weisner Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Weisner include Weise, Weis, Weiser, Wise and others.

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Weisner Early History


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Weisner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weisner 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 Weisner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weisner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weisner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Weisner 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 Weisner 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



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 Weisner or a variant listed above:

Weisner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Weisner, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Johan Weisner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Weisner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Weisner, who landed in Kansas in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weisner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weisner (post 1700)



  • Maurice Franklin Weisner (1917-2006), United States Navy four-star admiral, Vice Chief of Naval Operations (1972 to 1973); Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet (1973 to 1976); and Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Command (1976 to 1979)
  • Melanie Weisner (b. 1986), American professional poker player who has earned over $400,000
  • Tom Weisner (b. 1949), American politician, Mayor of Aurora, Illinois
  • Pat Weisner (b. 1982), Australian rugby league player from Sydney
  • Louis Weisner (b. 1899), Canadian mathematician at the University of New Brunswick who introduced Weisner's method, a method for finding generating functions

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. 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. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    11. ...

    The Weisner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weisner 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 13 September 2013 at 08:51.

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