Weissen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weissen family

The surname Weissen 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 Weissen family

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

Weissen Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Weissen family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Weissen 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 Weissen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Weissen family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Goerge Weiss, who came to America in 1709; Johannes Weiss arrived in 1725; and another Johannes Weiss arrived in New York State in 1710; Conrad Weiss came with his wife Margareth Suter and their son to Carolina or Pennsylvania in 1751. Amongst the over one hundred bearers of the Weiss name who landed in Philadelphia in the 18th and 19th century were: Adam Weiss in 1737.

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