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Wenger Early Origins



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.

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Wenger Spelling Variations


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Wenger Spelling Variations



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

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Wenger Early History


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Wenger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wenger research. Another 170 words (12 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.

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Wenger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wenger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wenger 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:

Wenger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Wenger, who arrived in America in 1718
  • Christian Wenger, who came to America in 1727
  • Henrich Wenger, who settled in Philadelphia Co. Pennsylvania in 1734
  • Hans Wenger, who arrived in Carolina in 1734
  • Lazarus Wenger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • ... (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, arrived in New York, NY in 1849
  • Jacob Wenger, who arrived in America in 1860
  • Conrad Wenger, who landed in America in 1861
  • Frederick Wenger, who arrived in America in 1861
  • John Wenger, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wenger (post 1700)


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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.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Wenger


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Suggested Readings for the name Wenger



  • 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Wenger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wenger 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 29 August 2016 at 18:06.

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