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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, arrived in America in 1843
  • Wilhelmine Friderike Wendt, aged 25, landed in America in 1843
  • Christian Wendt who settled in North America in 1844
  • Martin Wendt, aged 48, arrived in America in 1846
  • ... (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
  • 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
  • George Robert Wendt (b. 1948), American actor best known for the role of Norm Peterson on the television show Cheers
  • Brigadier Alan Koeppen Wendt (1892-1977), Commanding Officer 6th Australian Cavalry Brigade from 1937 to 1942
  • Jana Wendt (b. 1956), Australian television journalist

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    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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