Early Origins of the Wunscher family
The surname Wunscher was first found in Germany
, where the name Wunscher came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name was given to a person from Wendland, a place in north-east Germany
. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Wendling, a municipality in the district of Grieskirchen in Upper Austria.
Early History of the Wunscher family
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Wunscher Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wendt, Wend, Wende, Wendisch, Windisch, Winsch, Wundisch, Wunsche, Wunsch, Wentscher, Wintscher, Wunscher, Winschmann, Windischmann, Wunschmann, Wendland, Wendlandt, Wendlander, Wendler and many more.
Early Notables of the Wunscher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wunscher family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Frederick Wendt, who arrived in Allegany County, Pennsylvania in 1802 and Christian Wendt who settled in North America in 1844; Anton Windisch, aged 21, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Moschendorf, Austria
, in 1923.