The ancestral home of the Wiedemer family is Bavaria
. Wiedemer is a local
name for a person who lived near a willow tree or near a meadow. The name is composed of the elements Wieden,
which derives from the German word weide
and can mean either willow
which means man.
Early Origins of the Wiedemer family
The surname Wiedemer was first found in Bavaria
, where the name could be considered to have made a major contribution to the feudal
society which shaped the course of early European development. The name became prominent in civil affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the widespread tribal and national conflicts, as each group sought supremacy in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Wiedemer family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiedemer research.Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1852, 1870, 1852 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Wiedemer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Wiedemer Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Wiedemer include Wiedemann, Wiedman, Wiedmann, Wiedeman, Wiemann, Wieman, Wiedemar, Wiedmar, Wiedemer and many more.
Early Notables of the Wiedemer family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Wiedemer in this period include Carl Wiedemann, who began as a major in the Austrian
army, rose to general major and then Commander of the papal Gregor Order of Knights. He was named honored citizen (Ehrenbuerger) of the city Wadowice, married Anna Gussner von Komorna... Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiedemer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Wiedemer family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Wiedemer or a variant listed above:
Wiedemer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- F X Wiedemer, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Wiedemer (post 1700)
- Robert Wiedemer (b. 1960), American author who co-authored America's Bubble Economy, Aftershock and Aftershock Investor