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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Wiedman family. The Wiedman surname evolved as a local name. It is a name for a family that 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 or meadow, and mann, which means man.

Wiedman Early Origins



The surname Wiedman 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.

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Wiedman Spelling Variations


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Wiedman Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Wiedman include Wiedemann, Wiedman, Wiedmann, Wiedeman, Wiemann, Wieman, Wiedemar, Wiedmar, Wiedemer and many more.

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Wiedman Early History


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Wiedman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiedman research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1852, 1870, 1852 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Wiedman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiedman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiedman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Wiedman 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 Wiedman 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Wiedman or a variant listed above:

Wiedman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Wiedman, aged 40, landed in Pennsylvania in 1739
  • Philip Wiedman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • C. M. Wiedman, who came to Philadelphia in 1785

Wiedman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Wiedman came to Philadelphia in 1805

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiedman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiedman (post 1700)



  • Mrs. Otto G. Wiedman, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut Republican State Central Committee, 1927
  • Mary S. Wiedman (b. 1887), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartford, 1927-28
  • L. A. Wiedman, American Republican politician, Chair of Red Willow County Republican Party, 1940
  • J. S. Wiedman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932
  • Ellen Wiedman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1952

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Wiedman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiedman 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 18 October 2016 at 15:53.

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