Wenger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wenger family

The surname Wenger was first found in Bavaria, where the name Wengert was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Wenger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wenger research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1788 is included under the topic Early Wenger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wenger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wenger, Wengert, Wengar, Wengier, Wengerik, Weanger and many more.

Early Notables of the Wenger family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wenger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Wenger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wenger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Wenger, who arrived in America in 1718 [1]
  • Christian Wenger, who settled in America in 1727
  • Henrich Wenger, who settled in Philadelphia Co. Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Hans Wenger, who arrived in Carolina in 1734 [1]
  • Lazarus Wenger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Wenger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Wenger, aged 32, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Jacob Wenger, who arrived in America in 1860 [1]
  • Conrad Wenger, who landed in America in 1861 [1]
  • Frederick Wenger, who arrived in America in 1861 [1]
  • John Wenger, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1862 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Wenger (post 1700) +

  • Don S. Wenger (1911-1986), American Major General in the United States Air Force
  • John Weaver Wenger (1778-1851), American founder of the Pentecostal Church of the Brethren popularly known as the Wengerites
  • Rear Admiral Joseph Wenger (1901-1970), first Deputy Director of the Armed Forces Security Agency
  • Lauren Wenger (b. 1984), American water polo player
  • W H Wenger, American politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District in 1920
  • Leopold "Poldi" Wenger (1921-1945), highly decorated German Oberleutnant in the Luftwaffe
  • Peter Wenger (1944-2016), Swiss international footballer, member of the Switzerland National Team (1969-1970)
  • Marta Wenger (b. 1953), South African politician
  • Kamil Wenger (b. 1991), Polish footballer
  • Lisa Wenger (1858-1941), Swiss painter
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Wenger +

  • 3077 "History of Michael S. Wenger (1819-1900)" by Eli D. Wenger, "The Men from Wengen and America's Agony: The Wenger-Winger-Wagner History" by John E. Fetzer.

  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)


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