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.
Early Origins of the Wesseler family
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.
Early History of the Wesseler family
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Wesseler Spelling Variations
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)
- Justus Wesseler (b. 1963), German agricultural economist and professor of Agricultural Economics and Rural Policy at Wageningen University