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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.

Wettig Early Origins



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.

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Wettig Spelling Variations


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Wettig Spelling Variations



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

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Wettig Early History


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Wettig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wettig research. Another 253 words (18 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.

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Wettig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wettig Early Notables (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...

Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wettig 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:

Wettig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Wettig, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Andrew Wettig, who was naturalized in St. Clair Co. IL in 1852
  • Andrew Wettig, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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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  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)

Other References

  1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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The Wettig Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wettig 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.

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