Weitzman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Weitzman family

The surname Weitzman 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 Weitzman family

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Weitzman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Weitzman family (pre 1700)

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Weitzman Ranking

In the United States, the name Weitzman is the 16,678th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Weitzman family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Heinrich Weitzel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Friederic Weitzel, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1749; George Weitzel, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1754.


Contemporary Notables of the name Weitzman (post 1700) +

  • Howard Lloyd Weitzman (1939-2021), American entertainment lawyer, notable for representing Michael Jackson's estate, Justin Bieber, O.J. Simpson, and John DeLorean
  • Howard Weitzman, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2000 [2]


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


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