Wiemer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wiemer family

The surname Wiemer was first found in Rostock, where the branch of the family Wichmer was recorded as early as 1266. As the family became more numerous, members migrated to different areas throughout Europe. In 1325, a branch of the name Wymekonis was recorded in Luebeck. In 1408 another branch was established in the Dutch region of Friesland.

Early History of the Wiemer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiemer research. Another 52 words (4 lines of text) covering the year 1511 is included under the topic Early Wiemer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wiemer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiemer, Wiemers, Wiemar, Wiemken, Wichmer, Wickmer, Wykmer, Wymer, Weimer, Weimers and many more.

Early Notables of the Wiemer family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Wiemer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Wiemer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wiemer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gottfried Wiemer, who arrived in America in 1752 [1]
  • Carl Wiemer, aged 28, who settled in North America in 1776
  • Carl Wiemer, who landed in America in 1780 [1]
Wiemer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cath Marg Wiemer, who arrived in America in 1833 [1]
  • H. Wiemer, who settled in Iowa in 1853
  • Christian Wiemer, aged 54, Angeline Wiemer, aged 45, Johanne Wiemer, aged 8, who all arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1868
  • Geo William Wiemer, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1876 [1]
  • Johann Wiemer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Wiemer (post 1700) +

  • Robert Wiemer (d. 2014), American film and television director, writer, producer and editor
  • Daniel Wiemer (b. 1976), German actor, known for his role of Bong in the German comedy shows Axel! and Axel! will's wissen with Axel Stein
  • James Duncan Wiemer (b. 1961), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey defenceman
  • Jason Wiemer (b. 1976), Canadian retired professional NHL hockey player


  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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