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Early Origins of the Wend family

The surname Wend was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1275 when Henry Wentheld estates in that county.

Early History of the Wend family

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Wend Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Went, Whent, Wend, Whend, Wente, Wende, Whenty, Whendy, Wendy, Wentt and many more.

Early Notables of the Wend family

Distinguished members of the family include

  • Thomas Wendy (1500?-1560), an English court physician, born between May 1499 and May 1500, and was the second son of Thomas Wendy of Clare, Suffolk. "He was subsequently appointed physician to Henry V...
  • His nephew, Sir Thomas Wendy (1614-1673), was an English politician who inherited Haslingfield estate and rose to become High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire in 1638, and sat in the Hous...

United States Wend migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wend Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Carl Wend, who arrived in New York in 1784 [1]
Wend Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Wilh. Wend, aged 21, German who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1845 aboard the ship "Herschel"
  • F Wend, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]

  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) on Facebook