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Weiss Early Origins



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.

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Weiss Spelling Variations


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Weiss Spelling Variations



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

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Weiss Early History


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Weiss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weiss research. Another 219 words (16 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.

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Weiss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weiss Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weiss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Goerge Weiss, who came to America in 1709
  • Johannes Weiss arrived in New York State in 1710
  • Johannes Weiss arrived in America in 1725
  • George Michael Weiss, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727
  • Hans Adam Weiss, who arrived in America in 1731
  • ... (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
  • James Weiss, who landed in New York in 1820
  • Jane Weiss, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • Christian Weiss, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1823
  • Henriette Weiss, who arrived in America in 1841
  • ... (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, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Etrasina Weiss, aged 55, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Elisabeth Weiss, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Christine Weiss, aged 26, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Hulda Weiss, aged 13, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weiss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weiss (post 1700)



  • Daniel Brett Weiss (b. 1971), American Primetime Emmy Award winning author, screenwriter, producer, and director
  • Bryon Lee Weiss (1963-2014), American two-time Screen Actors Guild Award nominated stuntman and actor, known for his work on The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and Valkyrie (2008)
  • Ehrich Weiss (1874-1926), original name of Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer and actor
  • Paul Weiss (b. 1901), American philosopher and educator
  • Adolph Weiss (1891-1971), American composer, bassoonist, and conductor of the San Fransisco Opera and Los Angeles orchestra
  • Peter Ulrich Weiss (1916-1982), German dramatist
  • Ulrich Weiss (b. 1936), prominent German banker, managing director of the Deutsche Bank
  • Peter Weiss (1916-1982), famed German playwright and novelist influenced by Brecht
  • Paul Alfred Weiss (b. 1898), prominent biologist, won the National Science Award (1980)

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Weiss Historic Events


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Weiss Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Herman W.  Weiss (1865-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Sarah A.  Weiss (1867-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Sadie J  Weiss (1867-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mr. William H  Weiss (1894-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Master Herman  Weiss (1915-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Suggested Readings for the name Weiss


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Suggested Readings for the name Weiss



  • Mayflower Lines of Our Grandchildren by Frederick Lewis Weis.

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Weiss Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Weiss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weiss 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 8 December 2016 at 14:15.

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