Wieder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wieder family

The surname Wieder was first found in Thuringia, where the family was known for its contributions to the prosperity and culture of the emerging feudal society. The family branched into numerous houses, many of which acquired estates and manors throughout the surrounding regions.

Early History of the Wieder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wieder research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1595 is included under the topic Early Wieder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wieder Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weiters, Weiter, Weitters, Weitter, Weiterse, Wieters, Wieter, Weiterr, Weiterrs and many more.

Early Notables of the Wieder family (pre 1700)

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


United States Wieder migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wieder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johann Christoph Wieder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Michael Wieder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Joseph Wieder, who arrived in America in 1783 [1]
Wieder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gregor Wieder, who arrived in Mississippi in 1872 [1]
  • Gerh Wieder, aged 49, who landed in New York, NY in 1874 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wieder (post 1700) +

  • John Wieder, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 2008, 2012 [2]
  • Fred J. Wieder, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Texas City, Texas, 1984; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1985 [2]
  • Banjamin "Ben" Wieder OC, CQ (1923-2008), Canadian co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB) along with brother Joe Weider
  • Josef E. "Joe" Wieder (b. 1919), Canadian co-founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilders along with brother Ben Weider


  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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