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The surname Weyrich is of German origin, and is derived from a nickname meaning "priest spreading incense." Etymologists believe that the name Weyrich may also be derived from the personal names Wirich, Wigerich, and Wigirich, indicating descent.

Weyrich Early Origins



The surname Weyrich was first found in Saarburg, where Wiricus Vogelhunt was mentioned in records dating from 1229. His name was likely passed down through his descendants as the surname Weyrich.

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Weyrich Spelling Variations


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Weyrich Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wyrick, Wyrich, Weihrich, Wierich, Wierig, Wierick, Weyrich and many more.

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Weyrich Early History


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Weyrich Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weyrich research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1469, 1515, 1573, 1601, 1603, and 1858 are included under the topic Early Weyrich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Weyrich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Weyrich Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Weyrich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andonius Weyrich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1744

Weyrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Weyrich, who landed in America in 1852
  • Peter Weyrich, who arrived in America in 1852
  • Heinrich Peter Weyrich, who arrived in North America in 1857
  • Mathias Weyrich, who landed in Brazil in 1857
  • Georg Philipp Weyrich, who landed in Brazil in 1861
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Weyrich (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Weyrich (post 1700)



  • Paul M. Weyrich (1942-2008), American conservative political activist and commentator

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Weyrich Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. 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. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Weyrich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weyrich 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 9 January 2015 at 12:55.

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