Hi Joanne I have some information about my surname "Weigold". The name is an old german one.Some hundred years ago, germans had only one name.Normally this name was a combination of two substantives.The two parts of "Weigold" were:Wigu-walt. Wigu means:Struggle,battle and fight. Walt means:reign,administer. Usually the old names are difficult to translate. The further development was:Wikelt ->this is a short form of Wiguwalt. The name Wikelt was also used as a first name.Today this first name is not used.In the 13th century germans named themselves with surnames.Often they took first names.So Wikelt become a Surname.In the year of 1525 there was a reform of the german language.The long "i" was transformed into "ei". So the name was "Weikelt".In further times it developed into "Weigold",becouse of missing of quite-write regulate and the several german dialects.Today in germany 600 times the name "Weigold" is written in the phonebook.The avarage of a german surname is 400.In the US the number of "Weigold" is about 200 families. Greatings from germany,happy new year:Siegfried Weigold! Ask for more... Todays temp is -13 degree and snowfall.