Weissmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weissmann family

The surname Weissmann was first found in Bavaria, where the family name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Weissmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weissmann research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1615 is included under the topic Early Weissmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Weissmann Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weisemantel, Weismann, Weisman, Weissmann, Weissman, Wesemann, Weseman, van Wesemael, Weissmantel, Weissemantel, Weismantel, Wiseman, Wisemann, Weissman and many more.

Early Notables of the Weissmann family (pre 1700)

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United States Weissmann migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weissmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan David Weissmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Johannes Weissmann, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Peter Weissmann, who landed in America in 1754 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Weissmann (post 1700) +

  • Robin Weissmann, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • Gerda Weissmann Klein (b. 1924), Polish-born American writer and human rights activist, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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