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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. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    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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