In Icelandic the name Waldecker has the form Voldugur, which means 'mighty'. In Germany, it is found as Valdeger. This name is only a part of a much longer name, which may have had the form 'Thjoth-verjar-voldugar-menneskjur'. This means 'Germans-mighty-people'. From this original hending are decended many words and names, including my Altig which has been traced to Heinrich Altig born about 1680 in Schonau uber Heidlberg. How far has the name Waldecker been traced and to where ?