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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

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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 March 2016 at 03:27.

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