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Where did the German Cahl family come from? What is the German Cahl family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cahl family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cahl family history?The surname Cahl is a nickname surname; it is derived from a nickname given to the original bearer. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. In this case, the nickname is derived from the German word "kahl," which means "bald."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kahl, Kahle, Kahler, Kahlen, Kahlert, Kahlere, Kahll, Kahller, Kal, Kall, Kale, Kaler, Kaller, Cal, Cahl, Cahle, Cahler and many more.
First found in Lusatia, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles of Silesia include Nickel Kaler of Glatz (c.1384,) and Frenczel Kaler of Goerlitz (c.1434).
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cahl research. Another 313 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1786, 1792, 1812, 1813, and 1837 are included under the topic Early Cahl History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cahl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Wilhelm Kahl, who arrived in New York City in 1709. Johannes Kahl came to Philadelphia in 1741; while Carl Friedrich Kahl settled in Texas in 1852. Friedrich Kahle arrived in Philadelphia in 1753.
The Cahl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cahl Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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