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The roots of the distinguished German surname Wesseler can be traced back to the state of Bavaria. The name is derived from the Low German word "Wesseler," meaning "money changer." It was likely bestowed as an occupational name upon the original bearer, who passed it down to his descendants as a surname.

Wesseler Early Origins



The surname Wesseler was first found in the town of Eger, where the earliest records of the name have been found. The first recorded bearer of the name was Hans der Wechsler, who lived there in 1384. The young Wesseler family was instrumental during this early period, playing an important role in the development of the society of the region.

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Wesseler Spelling Variations


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Wesseler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wexler, Wechsler, Wesseler and others.

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Wesseler Early History


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Wesseler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wesseler research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1565, 1569, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Wesseler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wesseler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wesseler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wesseler 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 or some of its variants were: Matthias Wexler, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773; Ursula Wexler, who emigrated from Alsace to Texas in 1844; Wilhelm Wechsler, who arrived in New York in 1850.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wesseler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wesseler (post 1700)



  • Justus Wesseler (b. 1963), German agricultural economist and professor of Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy at Wageningen University

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
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    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Wesseler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wesseler 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 8 June 2015 at 09:09.

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