Weiss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weiss family

The surname Weiss was first found in Saxony, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Weiss family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weiss research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1611, 1686, 1706, 1750, 1836, and 1853 are included under the topic Early Weiss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weiss Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weiss, Weisse, Weisser (Silesia) and many more.

Early Notables of the Weiss family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Weiss at this time were Johann Christian Weiss of Langensalza, who was ennobled in 1836 by the Duke of Saxon-Meining for his...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weiss Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Weiss migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weiss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Goerge Weiss, who settled in America in 1709
  • Johannes Weiss, who arrived in New York State in 1710
  • Johannes Weiss, who arrived in America in 1725
  • George Michael Weiss, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Hans Adam Weiss, who arrived in America in 1731 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Weiss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Josames Weiss, who arrived in New York in 1819 [1]
  • James Weiss, who landed in New York in 1820 [1]
  • Jane Weiss, who arrived in New York in 1820 [1]
  • Christian Weiss, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823 [1]
  • Henriette Weiss, who arrived in America in 1841 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Weiss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Emmanuel Weiss, aged 3, who landed in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Etrasina Weiss, aged 55, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Elisabeth Weiss, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Christine Weiss, aged 26, who landed in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • Hulda Weiss, aged 13, who landed in New York, NY in 1901 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Weiss migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weiss Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Jean Weiss, who arrived in Red River, Canada in 1821
Weiss Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Ida Weiss, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Contemporary Notables of the name Weiss (post 1700) +

  • William Losse Weiss, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1938
  • W. S. Weiss, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1912
  • Virginia Weiss, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1960
  • Theodore S. Weiss (1927-1992), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1988; U.S. Representative from New York, 1977-92 (20th District 1977-83, 17th District 1983-92); Died in office 1992
  • Suzanne Weiss, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st District, 1982
  • Sue C. Weiss, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1944
  • Stephanie B. Weiss, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 26th District, 2008
  • Seymour Weiss (1925-1992), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Bahamas, 1974-76
  • Seymour Weiss, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1936
  • Samuel Arthur Weiss (1902-1977), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1935-39; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1941-46 (31st District 1941-43, 30th District 1943-45, 33rd District 1945-46); Common Pleas Court Judge in Pennsylvania, 1946
  • ... (Another 61 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Herman W.  Weiss (1865-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]
  • Mrs. Sarah A.  Weiss (1867-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]
  • Mrs. Sadie J  Weiss (1867-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]
  • Mr. William H  Weiss (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]
  • Master Herman  Weiss (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [2]


Suggested Readings for the name Weiss +

  • 481 Mayflower Lines of Our Grandchildren by Frederick Lewis Weis.

  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)
  2. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


Houseofnames.com on Facebook
Shipping
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

Support
BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Payment
Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate