Widmeyer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Widmeyer family

The surname Widmeyer was first found in Hessen, where this family name became prominent in the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Wedemeyer became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Widmeyer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Widmeyer research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 187 and 1875 are included under the topic Early Widmeyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Widmeyer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wedemeyer, Wedemeir, Wedemeire, Wedemayer, Wedmayer, Wedmeyer, Wademeyer, Wademeir, Wademeire, Wademayer, Wadmayer, Wadmeyer, Waedemeyer, Waedemeir, Waedemeire, Waedemayer, Waedmayer, Waedmeyer and many more.

Early Notables of the Widmeyer family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Widmeyer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Widmeyer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Widmeyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Widmeyer, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1711 [1]
  • Friederich Widmeyer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Widmeyer (post 1700) +

  • Jim Widmeyer, American darts player at the 2006 World Masters
  • Robert Widmeyer, American Democrat politician, Chair of Berkeley County Democratic Party, 1983 [2]


The Widmeyer Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Honoris causa
Motto Translation: Honorary


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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