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Wetz Early Origins



The surname Wetz was first found in Silesia and Bohemia, where the name could be considered to make a major contribution to the feudal society that shaped the early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses, playing important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as each group strove for power and status in an unstable territorial profile. chronicles first mention the Lord Weczel von Schellendorf from Liegnitz in Silesia around 1424, and Hans Weczold of Freiberg in Saxony near the border with Bohemia in 1447.

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Wetz Spelling Variations


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Wetz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wetzel, Wetzlaw (Silesia), Weczel ( Silesia, Bohemia), Wetzold, Weczold, Wetzler, Wetzal, Wetzell, Wetzlar, Wetz and many more.

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Wetz Early History


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Wetz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wetz research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1662 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Wetz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wetz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wetz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wetz 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:

Wetz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ferdinand Wetz, aged 35, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Henrich Wetz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

Wetz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Geo Wetz, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Leo Wetz, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1851
  • Anton Wetz, who landed in America in 1852
  • Herm Wetz, who arrived in America in 1852
  • Joh Wetz, who landed in America in 1852
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wetz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wetz (post 1700)



  • Richard Wetz (1875-1935), German composer and conductor and author of books on Liszt and Beethoven

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Wetz Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. 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).
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Wetz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wetz 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 23 September 2010 at 15:36.

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