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The surname Weisz is a topographic local name; it is derived from a physical feature of the geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. In this case, the name is derived from the Old German word wisa, which means meadow. The original bearer lived on or near an open meadow.

Weisz Early Origins



The surname Weisz was first found in Silesia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Weisz Spelling Variations


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Weisz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiese, Wies, Wieser, Wiesen, Wiesa (Silesia), Wiesener, Wiesner, Wisener and many more.

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Weisz Early History


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Weisz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weisz research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1333, 1350, 1450, 1456, 1500, 1690, 1702, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Weisz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weisz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weisz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weisz 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:

Weisz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mrs. Stephen Weisz, who arrived in New Jersey in 1709
  • Regula Weisz, who landed in Carolina in 1734

Weisz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Weisz, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • John Frederick Weisz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

Weisz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Abraham Weisz, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Buhovinka, Hungary, in 1902
  • Weisz, aged 24, who landed in America from Morva, in 1907
  • Adolf Weisz, aged 45, who settled in America from Budapest, Hungary, in 1907
  • Abraham Weisz, aged 17, who landed in America from K. Sandorfalva, Hungary, in 1909
  • Adolf Weisz, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weisz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weisz (post 1700)



  • Erik Weisz (1874-1926), birth name of Hungarian-born, American magician best known by the stage name Harry Houdini, the legendary illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his incredible escape acts
  • Ezra Weisz (b. 1971), American voice actor, better know as Ethan Murray
  • Melvin Weisz, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952; Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 10th District, 1959
  • Rachel Hannah Weisz (b. 1971), English Academy Award winning actress, known for The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Fountain (2006)
  • Franziska Weisz (b. 1980), Austrian actress, known for The Robber (2010), Hotel (2004) and Dog Days (2001)
  • Berthold Weisz (b. 1845), Hungarian politician who represented the district of Nagyajta in the Hungarian Parliament of 1896, founder Danubius Dockyards in Budapest
  • Richard Weisz (1879-1945), Hungarian Olympic gold medalist for wrestling at the 1908 games
  • Victor Weisz (1913-1966), German-British political cartoonist, drawing under the name of Vicky

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Weisz Historic Events


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Weisz Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Mathilde Françoise Weisz, (née Pëde), aged 37, English Second Class passenger from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 10
  • Mr. Leopold Weisz (d. 1912), aged 28, English Second Class passenger from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Weisz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weisz 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.

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