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Wetzel Early Origins



The surname Wetzel 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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Wetzel Spelling Variations


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Wetzel 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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Wetzel Early History


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Wetzel Early History



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

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Wetzel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wetzel Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Wetzel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Wetzel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1720
  • Johan Jacob Wetzel arrived in Philadelphia in 1737
  • Johan Jacob Wetzel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Lawrence Wetzel, who arrived in South Carolina in 1747
  • Johann Adam Wetzel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wetzel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Moritz Wetzel, who landed in New York, NY in 1830
  • Heinrich Wetzel, who landed in America in 1832
  • Dorothea Karoline Wetzel, aged 33, landed in America in 1839
  • Charles Wetzel, aged 33, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1840
  • Wilhelm Wetzel, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wetzel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Carl Wetzel, aged 44, a mason, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wetzel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wetzel (post 1700)



  • Ray Wetzel (1924-1951), American jazz trumpeter
  • Donald C. Wetzel, American engineer, best known for holding the American patent to the automatic teller machine, recipient of the IEEE Simon Ramo Medal (2006)
  • Robert Lewis "Sam" Wetzel (b. 1930), United States Army General, General Haig's Chief of Staff in Belgium (1978-1979), Deputy Commander in Chief of U.S. Forces in Europe (1983)
  • Lewis Wetzel (1763-1808), American legendary frontiersman and Indian fighter; Zane Grey wrote about him in his books Spirit of the Border, Betty Zane, and The Last Trail
  • Rick Wetzel, American entrepreneur who co-founded Wetzel's Pretzels, a California-based chain of fast-food restaurants in 1994, currently having over 175 locations
  • Courtney Wetzel (b. 1989), American soccer midfielder from Puyallup, Washington
  • Damon "Buzz" Wetzel (1910-1985), American football fullback for the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Pirates who played in 1935, the first head coach of the Cleveland Rams
  • Private First Class Walter C Wetzel, American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
  • Jacob "Jake" Wetzel (b. 1976), Canadian six-time gold medalist rower who has represented both Canada and the United States at the World Championships and the Olympics
  • John Francis Wetzel (b. 1944), American former professional basketball player and coach
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Wetzel


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Suggested Readings for the name Wetzel



  • Recollections of Lewis Bonnett, Jr.(1778-1850) and the Bonnett and Wetzel Families by Jared C. Lobdell.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wetzel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wetzel 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 2 December 2016 at 20:57.

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