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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wendel


German


The roots of the distinguished German surname Wendel lie in the former duchy of Swabia. The name is derived from the personal names "Wand," "Wend," and "Wendel," which are themselves all derived from the Old High German verb "wandern," meaning "to wander." The original bearer of the surname was most likely the son of one named Wendel.

Wendel Early Origins



The surname Wendel was first found in the duchy of Swabia, where it most likely first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Hans Wenderl, who was a resident of the town of Weilheim in 1466. The young Wendel family was instrumental in the development of medieval Swabian society, and quickly became one of the prominent families of the region.

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Wendel Spelling Variations


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Wendel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wendel, Wandal, Wandel, Wendal, Vandal, Vandel, Vendel and many more.

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Wendel Early History


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Wendel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wendel research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1466, 1515, 1645, 1709, 1739, 1774, and 1800 are included under the topic Early Wendel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wendel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wendel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wendel 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:

Wendel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sussanna DuTrieux Wendel, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1644
  • Evert Jansen Wendel, who landed in New York in 1648
  • Evert Wendel, aged 60, arrived in New York in 1675

Wendel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Augustus Wendel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Philip Wendel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Caspar Wendel, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Abraham Wendel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1738
  • Samuel Wendel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wendel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Jacob Wendel, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Theobald Wendel, who arrived in North America in 1846
  • Bernard Wendel, aged 32, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1847
  • Gottfried Wendel, who sailed from Hamburg to Galveston, Texas in 1850
  • Gottfried Wendel, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wendel Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Philipp Wendel, who landed in Canada in 1854
  • Johann Wendel, who landed in Canada in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wendel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wendel (post 1700)



  • Ben Wendel (b. 1976), Canadian-born, American jazz saxophonist, composer, bassoonist, and pianist
  • Elmarie Louise Wendel (b. 1939), American actress, best known for her role as Mrs. Dubcek in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • William Bean Wendel (b. 1901), American chemist and professor
  • Joseph Wendel (1901-1960), Archbishop of the diocese of Munich and Freising
  • Joannes Anthonius Wilhelmus Christophorus Wendel (b. 1936), Dutch admiral

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Wendel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wendel 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 9 January 2017 at 09:16.

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