The surname Weison 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. Weison is a name for a person who had a pale complexion or fair colored hair. The surname Weison was derived from the German word weises, which meant white.
Early Origins of the Weison family
The surname Weison 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 Weison family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weison 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 Weison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Weison 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 Weison include Weise, Weis, Weiser, Wise and others.
Early Notables of the Weison family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Weison 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 Weison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Weison family to the New World and Oceana
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 Weisons to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Weison Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Katy Weison, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1806 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)