Wiegers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wiegers family

The surname Wiegers was first found in Hesse-Nassau, now Wiesbaden, until 1866 a sovereign duchy, is now part of Prussia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Wiegers family

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Wiegers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Weippert, Wiggert, Wieppert, Weichhard, Weiggert, Weigger, Weichert, Weickert, Weicker, Wieger, Wieghardt, Weicker and many more.

Early Notables of the Wiegers family (pre 1700)

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United States Wiegers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wiegers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gerhard Wiegers, aged 25, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1846 [1]
  • M A Wiegers, who landed in America in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wiegers (post 1700) +

  • Karl Wiegers (b. 1953), American software engineer
  • Patrick Wiegers (b. 1990), German football goalkeeper
  • Ben Wiegers, Dutch curler and curling coach for the national women's curling team from 2002 to 2006
  • Sandra Wiegers (1974-1992), Dutch volleyball player at the 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Jan Wiegers (1893-1959), Dutch expressionist painter


  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)


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