Family name.German: occupational name for a hunter, Middle High German weidman, from Middle High German weide ‘hunting ground’ + man ‘man’ ["Last name origin & meaning: Weideman", Namelab, http://genealogy.familyeducation.com/surname-origin/weidmann] .
The German word Weide also means willow. The name could thus translitterate into willowman and thus suggest alternative meanings such a the occupational name for a basket maker or a person living near a willowtree.
The family name Weidemann is first found in Westphalia, Germany, where the name Weidemann emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region ["The Weidemann Family Crest", The House of Names, http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/weidemann-family-crest.htm, 2007] .
Spelling variations of this family name include: Weide, Weid, Weiden, Waide, Weidler, Weidman, Weidmann, Weidner, Weidtler, Widmann, Wiede, Wiedmann, Wiedemann and many more.
May refer to - People
Fred Weidmann(1938-) - Switzerland - painter, sculptor, designer and researcher.
Frederick W. Weidmann(),Born in United Kingdom now US resident - Author, Director of the Center for Church Life, Professor of Biblical Studies at Auburn Theological Seminary.
Jacob Weidemann(1923-2001) - Norway - Painter.
Joen Weidemann(1970-) - Denmark - Designer - Partner/Founder of advertising agency SORT A/S.
Kurt Weidemann(1922-), Eichmedien, Germany (today Poland) – typographer, graphic designer, author, teacher. ["Font Designer - Kurt Weidemann", Linotype, http://www.linotype.com/639/kurtweidemann.html]
May refer to - Companies
Weidemann Associates Inc.- USA - Microenterprise development, economic development, Information technologies, and agriculture/agribusiness/rural development in the U.S. and developing countries. [Weidemann Associates Inc.: http://www.weidemann.org]
Weidemann GmbH- Germany, The Netherlands, Poland - Agricultural Machines. [Weidemann Machinenfabrik: http://www.weidemann.de]
Weidemann Interactive- United Kingdom, Denmark - Interactive Design Agency. [Weidemann Interactive: http://www.weidemann.com]
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