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Weitz Early Origins



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.

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Weitz Spelling Variations


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Weitz Spelling Variations



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

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Weitz Early History


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Weitz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weitz research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1758 is included under the topic Early Weitz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weitz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weitz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Weitz 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:

Weitz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Katharina Elisabetha Weitz, who arrived in America in 1752
  • Johannes Casper Weitz, aged 21, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Conrad Weitz, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Weitz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Weitz, aged 35, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1841
  • Karl Weitz, who arrived in Ohio in 1850
  • Christian Weitz, who landed in Iowa in 1850
  • Wilh, III Weitz, who arrived in America in 1854
  • Adam Weitz, who arrived in Pacific Northwest in 1884
  • ... (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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weitz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weitz (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Paul Joseph Weitz (b. 1932), American astronaut who was on the Skylab 2 and STS-6 missions
  • 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
  • Louis Weitz, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 4th District, 1921

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Weitz Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 25 January 2016 at 14:32.

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