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Windisch Early Origins



The surname Windisch was first found in Germany, where the name Windisch came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name was given to a person from Wendland, a place in north-east Germany. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Wendling, a municipality in the district of Grieskirchen in Upper Austria.

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Windisch Spelling Variations


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Windisch Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wendt, Wend, Wende, Wendisch, Windisch, Winsch, Wundisch, Wunsche, Wunsch, Wentscher, Wintscher, Wunscher, Winschmann, Windischmann, Wunschmann, Wendland, Wendlandt, Wendlander, Wendler and many more.

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Windisch Early History


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Windisch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Windisch research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1657 and 1731 are included under the topic Early Windisch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Windisch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Windisch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Windisch 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:

Windisch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conrad Windisch, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [1]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)

Windisch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • August Windisch, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Neustadt, in 1900
  • Alois Windisch, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Rkt Marton, Hungary, in 1907
  • Franz Windisch, aged 14, who landed in America from Pressburg, Hungary, in 1907
  • Ferencz Windisch, aged 40, who settled in America from Ronok, Austria, in 1910
  • Georg Windisch, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Politz, Austria, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Windisch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Windisch (post 1700)



  • Anthony J. Windisch, American politician, Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 2000
  • Thomas Windisch (1914-2005), German composer and artist
  • Leutnant Rudolf Friedrich Otto Windisch (1897-1918), German World War I fighter ace credited with 22 aerial victories
  • Karl Gottlieb von Windisch (1725-1793), Hungarian German writer
  • Ernst Wilhelm Oskar Windisch (1844-1918), German scholar and celticist
  • Erich Alfred Windisch (1918-2007), German Olympic ski jumper at the 1952 Winter Games
  • Markus Windisch (b. 1984), Italian biathlete at 2010 Winter Olympics
  • Bernd Windisch (b. 1980), Austrian footballer
  • Alois Windisch (1892-1958), Austrian Generalmajor in the Wehrmacht during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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Citations


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  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)

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Windisch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Windisch 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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