Wohler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wohler family

The surname Wohler was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region and seated at Ratisbonne. 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.

Early History of the Wohler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wohler research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wohler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Wohler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wohler, Wohlders, Wohlers, Woller, Wollers and others.

Early Notables of the Wohler family (pre 1700)

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United States Wohler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wohler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Stephan Wohler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Christoph Wohler, who arrived in America in 1780 [1]
Wohler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A M Wohler, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • Wilhelm Wohler, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Christian Wohler, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]
  • Hrch Wohler, aged 42, who landed in America in 1849 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wohler (post 1700) +

  • Robert Wohler, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1992
  • Herman Wohler (b. 1852), American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1852-53, 1856-57 (6th District 1852-53, 5th District 1856-57)
  • Mark Edward Wohler (b. 1970), former American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • August Wöhler (1819-1914), German railway engineer, best known for his systematic investigations of metal fatigue; he identified Wöhler curves which are used in mechanical fatigue analysis
  • Friedrich Wöhler (1800-1882), German chemist, best known for his synthesis of urea and for developing the Wöhler process
  • Otto Wohler (1894-1987), German general of infantry, Chief of Staff of the 11th Army
  • Jürgen Otto Wohler (b. 1950), German lawyer and manager, Secretary General of the Korean-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Seoul (2007-2012)
  • Wilfried Wohler (b. 1935), German fencer at the 1960 Summer Olympics in the individual and team sabre events
  • Horst Wohler (b. 1949), former German football player and manager


  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)


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