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The Weninger 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.

Weninger Early Origins



The surname Weninger 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.

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Weninger Spelling Variations


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Weninger Spelling Variations



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

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Weninger Early History


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Weninger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weninger research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1453, 1601, 1787, and 1792 are included under the topic Early Weninger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weninger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weninger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Weninger 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:

Weninger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Michael Weninger, aged 29, who landed in America from Gr. Brtholz, Austria, in 1906
  • Martin Weninger, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Berndorf, Hungary, in 1907
  • Josef Weninger, aged 17, who settled in America from Lam, Germany, in 1910
  • Leopold Weninger, aged 30, who settled in America from Wienpassing, Austria, in 1911
  • Wilhelm Weninger, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from Munchen, Germany, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weninger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weninger (post 1700)



  • Francis Xavier Weninger (1805-1888), Austrian Jesuit missionary and author
  • Josef Weninger (1886-1959), Austrian anthropologist, professor at Vienna University

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. 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. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Weninger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weninger 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 4 April 2013 at 21:08.

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