The surname Wollweber 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 Wollweber family
The surname Wollweber 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 Wollweber family
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Wollweber 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 Wollweber family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wollweber family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wollweber Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Wollweber, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 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)