Widmer Family History
Widmer Name Meaning
German and Swiss German: status name from Middle High German widemer ‘tenant farmer who worked on land that had been endowed to a parish church Middle High German widem(e) ‘prebend’. German: variant of Wittmer Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Vidmar itself of the same ultimately German origin as 1 above. Compare Widmar . English: habitational name from Widmere in Ibstone (Buckinghamshire) named from Old English wīthig ‘willow withy’ + mere ‘pool’. The rare personal name Widmer may also have contributed to the surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press