Wunderlich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Wunderlich family

The surname Wunderlich 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.

Early History of the Wunderlich family

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Wunderlich Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Wunderlich family (pre 1700)

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United States Wunderlich migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wunderlich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Wunderlich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Johann Georg Wunderlich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • John Henry Wunderlich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Daniel Wunderlich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Georg Wunderlich, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Wunderlich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Krafft Wunderlich, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Cath Elisabeth Wunderlich, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Peter Wunderlich, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Henry Wunderlich, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [1]
  • Charles Frederich Wunderlich, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Wunderlich Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adolphus Wunderlich, who arrived in Arkansas in 1901 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Wunderlich (post 1700) +

  • Jillian Leigh Wunderlich (b. 1990), American model, Miss Indiana USA 2011, Miss Florida Teen USA 2008
  • Jerry Wunderlich (1925-1999), American two-time Academy Award nominated set decorator
  • Eric Allen Wunderlich (b. 1970), American five-time gold, two-time silver and three-time bronze medalist swimmer in the 1990s
  • Charles H. Wunderlich, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Dubuque, Iowa, 1919-21 (acting, 1919-21) [2]
  • Heinz Adolf Jörn Wunderlich (b. 1960), German politician for the Die Linke
  • Achim Wunderlich (1912-2012), German Major in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Mike Wunderlich (b. 1986), German footballer who plays for Viktoria Köln
  • Tina Wunderlich (b. 1977), German former football defender
  • Bernd Wunderlich (b. 1957), East German international footballer
  • Bernd Wunderlich, East German gold medalist figure skater at the East German Figure Skating Championships in 1975
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Johann Wunderlich (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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