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The distinguished German surname Wittig comes from the former southwestern duchy of Swabia, and has several possible origins. Firstly, it may be derived from the Germanic personal name "Wido," which itself derives from either the Old High German "witu," meaning "forest," or the Old High German "wit," meaning "wide." Alternatively, the name may be derived from the place names "Wittichen" or "Widig."

Wittig Early Origins



The surname Wittig was first found in southern Germany, where it was extremely popular in the Middle Ages as a first name due to its use in the Nibelungenlied, a Middle High German epic poem written in the 12th century. Wittich was the mythical hero of the Dietrich Sage, and it is likely that the original bearer of the surname was the son of someone who was named Wittig out of admiration for this hero.

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Wittig Spelling Variations


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Wittig Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wittig, Wittich, Weddig, Witche, Witicher, Witigo and others.

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Wittig Early History


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Wittig Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wittig research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1318, 1395, 1419, 1460, 1610, 1654, 1684, and 1836 are included under the topic Early Wittig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wittig Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wittig Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wittig 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:

Wittig Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Wittig, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Johannes Wittig, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764
  • Ernst Wittig, who landed in America in 1783

Wittig Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Wittig, who came to Baltimore in 1834
  • Charles Dr Wittig, who took an oath of allegiance in Philadelphia in 1838
  • John Michael Wittig, who was naturalized in St. Louis in 1840
  • John Michael Wittig, aged 40, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1840
  • Wilhelmine Wittig, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wittig Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ernst Wittig, a mercenary from Brunswick who settled in Canada after fighting in the American Revolution

Wittig Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis Wittig, aged 38, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
  • Carl J. Wittig arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Steinwaerder"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wittig (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wittig (post 1700)



  • John Carl Wittig (1914-1999), nicknamed "Hans," an American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1938 through 1949
  • Joseph Wittig (1879-1949), German theologian and writer
  • Peter Wittig (b. 1954), German diplomat
  • George Wittig (1897-1987), German organic chemist who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1979)
  • Dr. Sigmar Wittig (b. 1940), Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center
  • John Wittig (1923-1987), Danish film actor who appeared in 30 films between 1950 and 1987
  • Monique Wittig (1935-2003), French author and feminist theorist
  • Edward Wittig (1879-1941), Polish sculptor and university professor who designed many monuments in Warsaw

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Wittig Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  11. ...

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