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Wunder Early Origins



The surname Wunder was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. Bearers of the name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. The name comes from the Old High German word "wundar," meaning "marvel or puzzle." It probably originated as a nickname for someone mysterious or eccentric.

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Wunder Spelling Variations


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Wunder Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wunder, Wundar, Wunderlich, Winderlich, Winder and others.

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Wunder Early History


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Wunder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wunder research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wunder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wunder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wunder Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wunder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Caspar Wunder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Philip Jacob Wunder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Phil Friederich Wunder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • John George Wunder, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Jorg Adam Wunder, who arrived in America in 1765
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Wunder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G Wunder, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wunder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wunder (post 1700)



  • George S. Wunder (1912-1987), American cartoonist, best known for his 26 years illustrating the Terry and the Pirates comic strip
  • Lewis H. Wunder, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Reading, Pennsylvania, 1853-57
  • Herta Wunder (1913-1992), German freestyle swimmer at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Klaus Wunder (b. 1950), German former footballer who played from 1969 to 1980, member of the West Germany National Team (1970-1973)
  • Ingolf Wunder (b. 1985), Austrian classical pianist
  • Richard Wunder (b. 1984), Liechtenstein bobsledder at the 2010 Winter Olympics and flag bearer during the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. 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. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    11. ...

    The Wunder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wunder 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 21 October 2015 at 10:55.

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