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Widmer Early Origins



The surname Widmer was first found in Nottinghamshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1454 Nicholas Wydmerpole when they held lands.

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Widmer Spelling Variations


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Widmer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Widmerpole, Widmerpool, Widerpole, Widmerpoll, Widmer, Widmere and many more.

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Widmer Early History


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Widmer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Widmer research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Widmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Widmer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Widmer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Widmer 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:

Widmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Casper Widmer, who landed in Florida in 1709
  • Jost Widmer, who landed in Florida in 1709
  • Marget Widmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Susannah Widmer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Elisabeth Widmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Widmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Widmer, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Josephine Widmer, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Joseph Widmer, who landed in Arkansas in 1887

Widmer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Andreas Widmer, aged 42, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Bertha Widmer, aged 13, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Jacob Widmer, aged 51, landed in New York, NY in 1901
  • Gottlieb Widmer, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Clara Widmer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Widmer Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Johann Widmer, aged 20, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Widmer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Widmer (post 1700)



  • John Widmer, American politician, Mayor of Lackawanna, New York, 1915-16
  • Harold Widmer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1948; Chair of Stephenson County Republican Party, 1950
  • Urs Widmer (1938-2014), Swiss novelist, playwright, an essayist and a short story writer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Widmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Widmer 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 10 November 2015 at 10:59.

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