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There are several possible origins for the name Wiedemann because the German word "weide" from which it originates has three quite different definitions. Firstly, it means "willow," implying that the first bearer could have been someone who lived near a large or notable willow tree; many surnames in Germany and most other European countries were taken from some noteworthy feature near the person's house. Secondly, it means "grazing," implying that the name may have been taken because the first bearer lived near good grazing lands. Lastly, the word also means "hunting"; this could mean that the man was a hunter, or it could mean that he lived near well-known hunting grounds.

Wiedemann Early Origins



The surname Wiedemann was first found in Westphalia, where the name Wiedemann emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Wiedemann Spelling Variations


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Wiedemann Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Weide, Weid, Weiden, Waide, Weidler, Weidman, Weidmann, Weidtler, Widmann, Wiede, Wiedmann, Wiedemann and many more.

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Wiedemann Early History


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Wiedemann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiedemann research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1686 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Wiedemann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiedemann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiedemann Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiedemann 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:

Wiedemann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Wiedemann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Ambrosius Wiedemann, who landed in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1782

Wiedemann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Wiedemann, aged 26, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Bernhard Wiedemann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Philip Wiedemann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Charles Wiedemann, aged 32, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1845
  • August Wiedemann arrived in Texas in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiedemann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiedemann (post 1700)



  • Kent M. Wiedemann (b. 1946), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia, 1999
  • George Wiedemann Sr. (1833-1890), German brewer, founder of the George Wiedemenn Brewing Company
  • Christian Rudolph Wilhelm Wiedemann (1770-1840), German physician, historian, naturalist
  • Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann (1826-1899), German physicist known for his studies on the conductibility of solids

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    11. ...

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