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.
Early Origins of the Wesseler family
Early History of the Wesseler family
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Wesseler Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Wexler, Wechsler, Wesseler and others.
Early Notables of the Wesseler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wesseler family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wesseler (post 1700)
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