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The surname Wiese is a topographic local name; it is derived from a physical feature of the geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. In this case, the name is derived from the Old German word wisa, which means meadow. The original bearer lived on or near an open meadow.

Wiese Early Origins



The surname Wiese was first found in Silesia, 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.

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Wiese Spelling Variations


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Wiese Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wiese, Wies, Wieser, Wiesen, Wiesa (Silesia), Wiesener, Wiesner, Wisener and many more.

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Wiese Early History


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Wiese Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wiese research. Another 347 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1333, 1350, 1450, 1456, 1500, 1690, 1702, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Wiese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wiese Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wiese Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wiese 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:

Wiese Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Wiese, who came to Philadelphia in 1752
  • Peter Wiese, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Friedrich Wiese, who landed in America in 1780

Wiese Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Bernh Wiese, who landed in America in 1829-1830
  • A Wiese, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Dorothea Christine Wiese, aged 31, landed in America in 1843
  • Charles Gottleb Wiese, aged 30, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1844
  • Ernst Wiese, aged 35, arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wiese Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Wilhelm Wiese, aged 47, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiese (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wiese (post 1700)



  • Robert "Bob" Lee Wiese (1923-1971), American college football player
  • Matthew R. "Matt" Wiese (b. 1971), American actor and former professional wrestler
  • Gustav Wiese, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Breslau, 1914
  • Friedrich Wiese (1892-1972), German general, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Kurt Wiese (1887-1974), German-born book illustrator who illustrated over 300 children's books
  • Tim Wiese (b. 1981), German football goalkeeper
  • Jakobus Johannes "Kobus" Wiese (b. 1964), former South African rugby union player

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Suggested Readings for the name Wiese


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Suggested Readings for the name Wiese



  • In Search of Familie Wiese by Irma Wiese Whipple.

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Wiese Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wiese Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wiese 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 December 2016 at 12:50.

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