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The German surname Wiegand, which originated almost a millennium ago, means "son of Wigant." Wigant is a personal name derived from the Old High German word "wigant," meaning "warrior."

Wiegand Early Origins



The surname Wiegand was first found in Zurich, where Heinrich Wiegant, living in 1332, is the first recorded bearer of the name. The young Wiegand family was prominent during these early times, playing an important role in the development of the society of the Middle Ages.

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Wiegand Spelling Variations


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Wiegand Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Weigand, Wiegand, Weigant, Wiegant, Weigan, Wiegandt, Wigand, Wigandt, Wignand, Wieandt, Wiget, Weingandt, Wikander, Weichand, Waichard, Wayandt, Waygandt, Weigend, Weiand and many more.

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Wiegand Early History


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Wiegand Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiegand research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1379, 1441, 1752, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Wiegand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiegand Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiegand Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiegand 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wiegand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicolaus Wiegand, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782
  • Seipell Wiegand, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782
  • Adam Wiegand and Christian Wiegand, both Hessian mercenaries who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War

Wiegand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catharina Wiegand, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1801
  • Christ Ludw Wiegand, aged 9, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Christian Wiegand, aged 35, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Doris Wiegand, aged 48, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Dorothea Wiegand, aged 11, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiegand (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiegand (post 1700)



  • Sylvia Margaret Wiegand (b. 1945), American mathematician, President of the Association for Women in Mathematics (1997-2000), fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012
  • Charmion von Wiegand (1896-1983), American journalist, abstract painter, and art critic
  • Lisa Wiegand (b. 1968), American cinematographer
  • Dave Wiegand (b. 1974), American Scrabble player, National Scrabble Champion in 2005 and 2009
  • Ernest H. Wiegand (1886-1973), American professor of horticulture at Oregon State University, recipient of the Nicholas Appert Award (1960)
  • John Richard Wiegand, American engineer who discovered the Wiegand effect
  • Wayne A. Wiegand (b. 1946), American library historian, author, and academic
  • Clyde Wiegand (1915-1996), American physicist, co-discoverer of the antiproton (1955)
  • David Edgar Wiegand (b. 1907), American physicist from the American Midwest
  • Carl V. Wiegand, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Wiegand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiegand 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.

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