Seiler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Seiler surname is derived from the German word "seil," meaning "rope," and as such it is thought to have originally been an occupational name for a maker of rope.

Early Origins of the Seiler family

The surname Seiler was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name emerged in Bale and in Schaffhausen in Switzerland where they became prominent families.

Important Dates for the Seiler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Seiler research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1850 and 1860 are included under the topic Early Seiler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Seiler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Seiler, Seyler, Sailer, Sayler and others.

Early Notables of the Seiler family (pre 1700)

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Seiler migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seiler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ulrich, Seiler Jr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Matthias Seiler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Stopfel Seiler, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Stopfel Seiler and his wife Barbara Schultheiss, who settled in Pennsylvania with their six children in 1749
  • Christophel Seiler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Seiler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Seiler, who arrived in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Lorenz Seiler, who landed in Texas in 1845 [1]
  • Francis Seiler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [1]
  • Franz Seiler, aged 25, who landed in America in 1853 [1]
  • Wilhelm Seiler, who arrived in America in 1853 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Seiler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Rudolph Seiler, who landed in Arkansas in 1900 [1]

Seiler migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seiler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Seiler, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
Seiler Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Jacob Seiler, aged 25, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johannes Seiler, aged 19, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Karolina Seiler, aged 18, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Maria Seiler, aged 3, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Wilhehnina Seiler, aged 20, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Seiler migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Seiler Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Michael Ernest Seiler, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Seiler (post 1700)

  • Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler (1933-2014), American attorney from Savannah, Georgia, featured in the book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, former owner of University Georgia bulldog mascots, all named "Uga"
  • John P. "Jack" Seiler (b. 1963), American politician, mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Lewis Seiler (1891-1963), American film director
  • Frank W "Sonny" Seiler (b. 1933), American lawyer and dog breeder of the University of Georgia mascot
  • George A. Seiler, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Covington, Kentucky, 1921-29 (acting, 1921) [3]
  • Mrs. Carl Seiler, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1972 [3]
  • Major Reinhard Seiler (1909-1989), German Spanish Civil War and World War II Luftwaffe Ace, commander of Jagdgeschwader 104, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Reinhard Seiler, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 100 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • John Seiler Brubacher (1898-1988), American Professor at Yale and author in the field of history and philosophy of education

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) VICTORIA 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Victoria.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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