Wettig History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The family name Wettig comes from the name of the town of Wettin, located in the district of Saalekreis in the Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Early Origins of the Wettig family

The surname Wettig was first found in Saxony. The House of Wettin was a dynasty of German Counts, Dukes, Prince-electors and Kings that ruled the area of today's German state of Saxony for over 800 years, as well as holding at times the kingship of Poland. The oldest ancestor of the House of Wettin is said to be Thiedericus (died 982,) who was probably based in the Liesgau (located at the western edge of the Harz). Around the year 1000, during Germanic conquests of Slavic territory, this family acquired Wettin Castle, after which they named themselves. Wettin Castle is located in Wettin in the Hosgau on the Saale River.

Early History of the Wettig family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wettig research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1428, 1443, 1485, 1500, 1503, 1547, 1554, 1670, 1696, 1697, 1733, 1750, 1763, 1806, 1807, 1814, and 1827 are included under the topic Early Wettig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wettig Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wettin, Wettinger, Wettig, Wettigen and others.

Early Notables of the Wettig family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Wettig at this time were Royal members of the House of Wettin, such as: Frederick IV "the Belligerent" (1370-1428), Margrave of Meissen, Landgrave of Thuringia and Elector of Saxony; Albert "the Bold" (1443-1500), Duke of Saxony, founder of the Albertine line of the House of Wettin; Johan Frederick I (1503-1554) "John the...
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United States Wettig migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wettig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Wettig, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Andrew Wettig, who was naturalized in St. Clair Co. IL in 1852
  • Andrew Wettig, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1852 [1]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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