The surname Wierman has a few possible origins. The name may be toponymic, from a place name near which the original bearer lived or held land. Place names which could have inspired the surname Wierman could be Weier, Weiher, Wieren, and Weyer in Germany
or Wierum in Holland. Or the surname could be locative, from a geographical feature near where the bearer resided. In either case, the name would be derived from the Middle German word "weiher" meaning "a pond or still water" or from the old German water-word "wir." The surname Wierman may also be patronymic
, from the first name of the father of the initial bearer. In this case, the surname Wierman would come from the personal name
Wigheri, stemming from "weihen" meaning "holy."
Early Origins of the Wierman family
The surname Wierman was first found in Westphalia
, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Haintz Weyer from Heudorf was recorded in Riedlingen in 1434, and Magdalena zum Weiher, widow of Erasmus zum Wiger, in Freiburg in 1572. A shoemaker named Martin Weyermann was mentioned in documents of 1644.
Early History of the Wierman family
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Wierman Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Weyer, Weyher, Wier, Weyhe, Weyier, van der Weyer, van den Weyer, Weye, Weyers, Wyers, Wyer, Wiermann and many more.
Early Notables of the Wierman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wierman family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wierman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Wierman, who settled in Philadelphia Co. Pennsylvania in 1743
Wierman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J Wierman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Wierman (post 1700)
- Nettie Wierman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1936 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html