The surname Wollensack and its many variants are derived from terms relating to the medieval wool industry. The names were inspired by jobs such as cleaning and beating the wool, weaving the wool, and selling the wool.
Early Origins of the Wollensack family
The surname Wollensack was first found in Cologne, where the name Wollemenger was recorded in 1180. Variants of the name, however, sprouted up in many areas of Germany
in the 13th and 14th centuries. Gernodus Wolnslehner was residing in the Frankonia region in 1278. Heimisch dictus Wollere was an assessor and resident in Worrstadt, in the Rhine-Hesse area, in 1318. There was a Wollenwiger in Mainz in 1327, a Conrad Woller in Brünn in 1348, a Cuontz Wolenber in 1350 in Stuttgart, and a Conrad Wulleboghe in Hanover in 1367.
Early History of the Wollensack family
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Wollensack Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Woll, Wollen, Woller, Wollner, Wöllner, Wollmann, Wollensack, Wollenweber, Wollweber, Wullenweber, Wüllner, Wollenschläger, Wollschläger, Wollenbär and many more.
Early Notables of the Wollensack family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wollensack family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abraham and Christian Wollschlag, who settled in Philadelphia in 1732; Hans Hendrick Woll and Han Gerhard Woll, who took the Oath of Allegiance in Pennsylvania in 1738 and 1749.