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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
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    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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