Welcome to the Wiederhold Family Website

Created 4 February 2019.

2019: The information on this website is free for public use, but copied material should be credited; by default to Gio Wiederhold, unless otherwise identified.

This website is intended to preserve Wiederhold family history information. Since it likely that all Wiederholds are related, an important part of this web site is the comprehensive Wiederhold genealogy. It enables a Wiederhold descendant not only to find one's own ancestor, but also determine relationships among each other and with historical figures.

A comprehensive collection of Wiederhold family data was started by Alfred Wiederhold (1918-1987) around 1930 and published in 12 volumes from 1980 to 1985. Gio Wiederhold has entered, validated, and greatly expanded that information. In January 2019 it contained 6,405 Wiederholds, 50 von Wiederholds, as well as about 150 Wedderolds, the spelling used in the middle ages. I recognize 7 alternative spellings used in various regions: names and tree structure used in the Wiederhold genealogy.

Some close and remote relatives have contributed, I thank them all. I have obtained many other sources and exploited the Internet as well. Wikipedias in various languages provided much general historical information. Most entries have their sources cited. The genealogy itself is a working document and contains validated, likely, and possible relationships. Assumptions are noted and changes are likely.

You can share current notes on the Wiederhold Ancestry Facebook page. That page should open in new window on your browser. Please do not use Facebook's Messenger for updates or queries of genealogical information. Its quickie format does not allow convenient search or filing. Use email to Gio@earth.stanford.edu, the address I prefer for non-professional communication, instead.

An earlier facebook group was "My Last Name is Wiederhold ... No ... Its not a joke" at https://www.facebook.com/groups/2216235533/about/ . It was an open group, I invite all Wiederhold relatives to join the new Ancestry group.

In the four sections of this site you will find

Peruse, enjoy, and provide feedback and updates.

Gio Wiederhold, February 2019, updated pm 28 March 2020;
Early, obsolete Web page at Stanford.