Wenig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Wenig surname is thought to have originally been a nickname which became a surname. It derives from the Middle High German word "wenic," which means small or weak.

Early Origins of the Wenig family

The surname Wenig was first found in Bavaria, where the name Wening 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. Bearers of the name were also found in Silesia, Saxony and Thuringia.

Early History of the Wenig family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wenig research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1453, 1601, 1787, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Wenig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wenig Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wening, Weniger, Wenin, Wenig, Wenisch, Wenk, Weining, Wiening, Weuning, Wauning and many more.

Early Notables of the Wenig family (pre 1700)

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


United States Wenig migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wenig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Bastian Wenig, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Johan Henrich Wenig, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Georg Wenig, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Carl Wenig, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Adam Wenig, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1755 [1]
Wenig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sebastian Wenig, aged 48, who arrived in America in 1839 [1]
  • Karl Heinr Wenig, who landed in America in 1868 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wenig (post 1700) +

  • Devin Wenig, Executive Officer of the Markets Division of Thomson Reuters


  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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