Weitz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weitz family

The surname Weitz was first found in Hesse, where the family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging feudal society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions. The family name achieved the great distinction of being the Grand Dukes of Hesse in 1858.

Early History of the Weitz family

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Weitz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weitzel, Wetzel, Weetzel and others.

Early Notables of the Weitz family (pre 1700)

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Weitz Ranking

In the United States, the name Weitz is the 16,679th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Weitz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Weitz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Katharina Elisabetha Weitz, who arrived in America in 1752 [2]
  • Johannes Casper Weitz, aged 21, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [2]
  • Conrad Weitz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782 [2]
Weitz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Weitz, aged 35, who landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1841 [2]
  • Karl Weitz, who arrived in Ohio in 1850 [2]
  • Christian Weitz, who landed in Iowa in 1850 [2]
  • Wilh, III Weitz, who arrived in America in 1854 [2]
  • Adam Weitz, who arrived in Pacific Northwest in 1884 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Weitz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Peter Weitz, who landed in Pacific Northwest in 1900 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Weitz (post 1700) +

  • Paul Joseph Weitz (1932-2017), American astronaut who was on the Skylab 2 and STS-6 missions; he commanded the maiden voyage of the space shuttle Challenger [3]
  • Louis Weitz, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 4th District, 1921 [4]
  • Yosef Weitz (1890-1972), director of the Land and Afforestation Department of the Jewish National Fund
  • Paul Weitz (b. 1965), Academy Award nominated screenwriter and director
  • Morris Weitz (1916-1981), American aesthetician
  • Mark Weitz, American keyboard player
  • David A. Weitz (b. 1951), Canadian-born American physicist
  • Chris Weitz (b. 1969), Academy Award nominated producer, writer and director
  • Bruce Weitz (b. 1943), American actor

  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Paul Weitz. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/weitz-pj.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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