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Where did the German Weisner family come from? What is the German Weisner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Weisner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Weisner family history?The surname Weisner is a Bavarian nickname surname. German nicknames came from eke-names, or added names, and tended to describe a physical characteristic or other attribute of their initial bearer. Weisner is a name for a person who had a pale complexion or fair colored hair. The surname Weisner was derived from the German word weises, which meant white.
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Weisner include Weise, Weis, Weiser, Wise and others.
First found in Bavaria, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. Chronicles first mention Nicolaus Weiser of Iglau in Bohemia in 1378.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Weisner research. Another 250 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1708, 1798, 1810, 1830, 1840, 1841, 1842, 1844, 1852, and 1867 are included under the topic Early Weisner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 75 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Weisner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Weisner or a variant listed above:
Weisner Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Weisner Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Weisner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Weisner 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.
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