Widner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Widner family

The surname Widner was first found in Lancashire 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 13th century when they were granted lands.

Early History of the Widner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Widner research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Widner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Widner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Widnell, Widnes, Widnall and others.

Early Notables of the Widner family (pre 1700)

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Widner Ranking

In the United States, the name Widner is the 9,269th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Widner family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm


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