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Wiedmar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Wiedmar family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Wiedmar surname, was a local name, for someone 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 or meadow, and mann, which means man.

Early Origins of the Wiedmar family

The surname Wiedmar 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 Wiedmar family

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Wiedmar Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Wiedmar include Wiedemann, Wiedman, Wiedmann, Wiedeman, Wiemann, Wieman, Wiedemar, Wiedmar, Wiedemer and many more.

Early Notables of the Wiedmar family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Wiedmar 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...
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Migration of the Wiedmar family to the New World and Oceana

German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Wiedmar surname or a spelling variation of the name include: C.M. Wiedman, who came to Philadelphia in 1785; Johann Wiedman came to Philadelphia in 1805; as did Lanard Wiedmann in 1803 and Daniel Wiedemann at the age of 26 in 1802.

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