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The Weniger 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wening, Weniger, Wenin, Wenig, Wenisch, Wenk, Weining, Wiening, Weuning, Wauning and many more.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weniger research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1453, 1601, 1787, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Weniger History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Weniger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Weniger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Weniger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Weniger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weniger 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.
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