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The roots of the distinguished German surname Wexler 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.

Wexler Early Origins



The surname Wexler 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 Wexler family was instrumental during this early period, playing an important role in the development of the society of the region.

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Wexler Spelling Variations


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Wexler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wexler, Wechsler, Wesseler and others.

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Wexler Early History


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Wexler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wexler research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1395, 1565, 1569, and 1829 are included under the topic Early Wexler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wexler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wexler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wexler 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:

Wexler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthias Wexler, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Matthias Wexler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773

Wexler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ursula Wexler, who emigrated from Alsace to Texas in 1844
  • Maurice Wexler, who was naturalized in Mississippi in 1870
  • Maurice Wexler, who arrived in Mississippi in 1870

Wexler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sam Wexler, who landed in Arkansas in 1903

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wexler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wexler (post 1700)



  • Haskell Wexler (1925-2015), American two-time Academy Award winning director of such films as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", "Bound for Glory" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
  • Paul Wexler (1929-1979), American character actor
  • Jerry Wexler (1917-2008), American music writer and producer
  • Harry Wexler (1911-1962), American meteorologist
  • Glen Wexler (b. 1955), American photographer
  • Eleonora Wexler (b. 1974), ACE Awarded Argentine actress
  • Bernardo Wexler (1925-1992), Argentine chess master

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Wexler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wexler 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 8 February 2016 at 08:56.

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