Weyrich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Weyrich family

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.

Early History of the Weyrich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weyrich research. Another 114 words (8 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.

Weyrich Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Weyrich family (pre 1700)

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United States Weyrich migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Weyrich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Weyrich, who landed in America in 1852 [1]
  • Peter Weyrich, who arrived in America in 1852 [1]
  • Heinrich Peter Weyrich, who arrived in North America in 1857 [1]
  • Mathias Weyrich, who landed in Brazil in 1857 [1]
  • Georg Philipp Weyrich, who landed in Brazil in 1861 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Weyrich (post 1700) +

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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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