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Where did the German Naegele family come from? What is the German Naegele family crest and coat of arms? When did the Naegele family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Naegele family history?The surname Naegele is a German occupational surname that evolved in the region known as the Rhineland. Germans at first used only one name, but population growth and increased travel in medieval times caused confusion between people of the same name, forcing the people to adopt hereditary surnames. These names often identified people by the kind of work they did. Naegele is a name for a carpenter, builder or a person who made or sold nails. The name Naegele is derived from the Old German word "nagal," which means "nail." There are also numerous places named Nagel in Germany.
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Naegele include Nagel, Nagle, Naegel, Nageli, Naegeli, Nagell, Nagler, Nagele, Naegele, Naegelen, Negel, Negele, Nail, Neil and many more.
First found in Westphalia, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Naegele research. Another 277 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1224, 1451, 1562, 1649, 1769, 1773, 1836, and 1851 are included under the topic Early Naegele History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Naegele Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Naegele were among of the early German families that came to North America:
Naegele Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Naegele Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Naegele Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Naegele 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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