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.
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
^ 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)