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Weitzel Coat of Arms / Weitzel Family Crest

Weitzel Coat of Arms / Weitzel Family Crest

The associated coat of arms for this name are recorded in J.B Rietstaps Armorial General. Illustrated by V & H.V Rolland's. This Monumental work took 23 years to complete and 85,000 coats of Arms are included in this work. This German surname of WEITZEL was an occupational name for a grower or seller of wheat which was used in medieval times for making white flour. The name is also spelt WHATE, WEET, WEITZMAN, WEITZNER, WEITZMANN, WEITZHANDLER, WEITZFELD and WEITZBERG. Many of the modern family names throughout Europe reflect the profession or occupation of their forbears in the Middle Ages and derive from the position held by their ancestors in the village, noble household or religious community in which they lived and worked. The addition of their profession to their birth name made it easier to identify individual tradesmen and craftsmen. As generations passed and families moved around, so the original identifying names developed into the corrupted but simpler versions that we recognise today. Surnames which were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have the same meaning in many languages. The court of Charlemagne (Charles the Great, king of the Franks (742-814) was Christian and Latin speaking). The vernacular was the Frankish dialect of Old High German, and the personal names in use were Germanic and vernacular. These names were adopted in many parts of northwest Europe, particularly among the noble ruling classes. Hereditary surnames were found in Germany in the second half of the 12th century - a little later than in England and France. It was about the 16th century that they became stabilized. Many German families emigrated to the United States in the early 1800's and on December 30th, 1890 Miss Minnie WEITZEL, the daughter of George WEITZEL, married Mr Aldus F. Neff a truck farmer of East Lampeter township, Pennsylvania. To this union were born two children, Earl W. and Catherine E. German or Teutonic heraldry extended its sphere of influence over central Europe and spread into Scandinavia. It is most notable for its design and treatment of crests, most of which reflect the arms in the charge or tinctures (colours) or both, which is unknown in British heraldry. Teutonic Europe assembled many arms on a single shield, each bearing its corresponding crest on a helmet.


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