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Wendt Early Origins



The surname Wendt was first found in Germany, where the name Wendt came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name was given to a person from Wendland, a place in north-east Germany. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Wendling, a municipality in the district of Grieskirchen in Upper Austria.

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Wendt Spelling Variations


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Wendt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wendt, Wend, Wende, Wendisch, Windisch, Winsch, Wundisch, Wunsche, Wunsch, Wentscher, Wintscher, Wunscher, Winschmann, Windischmann, Wunschmann, Wendland, Wendlandt, Wendlander, Wendler and many more.

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Wendt Early History


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Wendt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wendt research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1657 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Wendt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wendt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wendt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wendt 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:

Wendt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Wendt, who arrived in Allegany County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Ferdinande Albertine Charlotte Wendt, aged 42, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Wilhelmine Friderike Wendt, aged 25, who landed in America in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Christian Wendt who settled in North America in 1844
  • Martin Wendt, aged 48, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wendt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wendt (post 1700)



  • Viola Sophia Wendt (1907-1986), American poet and educator [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Viola Wendt. (Retrieved 2011, January 27) Viola Wendt. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_S._Wendt
  • Guenter Wendt (1925-2010), German-born American NASA spacecraft engineer
  • Alexander Wendt (b. 1958), American political scientist
  • William Wendt (1865-1946), award-winning American landscape painter
  • Dean Wendt (b. 1968), American voice actor best known as the voice of Barney [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Dean Wendt. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Dean Wendt. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Wendt
  • George Robert Wendt (b. 1948), American actor best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    George Wendt. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) George Wendt. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wendt
  • Brigadier Alan Koeppen Wendt (1892-1977), Commanding Officer 6th Australian Cavalry Brigade from 1937 to 1942 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 8) Alan Wendt. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Wendt/Alan_Koeppen/Australia.html
  • Jana Wendt (b. 1956), Australian television journalist [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Jana Wendt. (Retrieved 2011, January 27) Jana Wendt. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jana_Wendt

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Suggested Readings for the name Wendt


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Suggested Readings for the name Wendt



  • Our Family by John W.W. Wendt.

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Wendt Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  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)
  2. ^ Viola Wendt. (Retrieved 2011, January 27) Viola Wendt. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_S._Wendt
  3. ^ Dean Wendt. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Dean Wendt. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Wendt
  4. ^ George Wendt. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) George Wendt. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Wendt
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 8) Alan Wendt. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Wendt/Alan_Koeppen/Australia.html
  6. ^ Jana Wendt. (Retrieved 2011, January 27) Jana Wendt. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jana_Wendt

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Wendt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wendt 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 19 October 2016 at 20:40.

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