Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Wiedmer family. Wiedmer is a local name. Wiedmer is a 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 Wiedmer family
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 Wiedmer family
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Wiedmer Spelling Variations
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 Wiedmer include Wiedemann, Wiedman, Wiedmann, Wiedeman, Wiemann, Wieman, Wiedemar, Wiedmar, Wiedemer and many more.
Early Notables of the Wiedmer family (pre 1700)
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 Wiedmer family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Wiedmers to arrive in North America, and among them were:
Wiedmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Wiedmer (post 1700)
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