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Weisz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Weisz family


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.

Early History of the Weisz family


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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.

Early Notables of the Weisz family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Weisz family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Regula Weisz, who landed in Carolina in 1734 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Weisz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Weisz, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Frederick Weisz, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Weisz (post 1700)


  • 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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
  • Rachel Hannah Weisz (b. 1971), English Academy Award winning actress, known for The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns (2001) and The Fountain (2006) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rachel Weisz. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Rachel Weisz. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Weisz
  • 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

Historic Events for the Weisz family



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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • 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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Citations


  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
  3. ^ Rachel Weisz. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Rachel Weisz. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Weisz
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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