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Widmeyer Early Origins



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.

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Widmeyer Spelling Variations


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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.

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Widmeyer Early History


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Widmeyer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Widmeyer research. Another 187 words (13 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.

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Widmeyer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Widmeyer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Widmeyer 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:

Widmeyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Widmeyer, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1711
  • Friederich Widmeyer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

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Contemporary Notables of the name Widmeyer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Widmeyer (post 1700)



  • Robert Widmeyer, American Democrat politician, Chair of Berkeley County Democratic Party, 1983

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Motto


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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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Widmeyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Widmeyer 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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