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The Beckler surname is derived from the Middle High German words "bach," meaning a "stream," and the suffix "ler," indicating an inhabitant of. As such, it was a topographic name for someone who lived by a stream.

Beckler Early Origins



The surname Beckler was first found in southern Germany, where the family was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society of early Europe. The earliest individual to be mentioned in chronicles is one Cunrat Baecheler of Konstanz in the year 1259.

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Beckler Spelling Variations


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Beckler Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Beckler include Bechler, Bechlere, Bechlen, Bechel, Bechller, Bechllere, Bechllen, Becler, Beclere, Beckl, Becklere, Beckler, Becklen, Beckle, Beckller, Bechl, Bechle, Becheler, Bechel, Baechler, Baechl, Baecheler, Bechlel and many more.

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Beckler Early History


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Beckler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beckler research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1589 is included under the topic Early Beckler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beckler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beckler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beckler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Beckler surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Beckler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gottleib Beckler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Peter Beckler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Beckler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adam Beckler, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1845
  • Adam Beckler who was registered as having arrived in Mobile, Alabama in 1845

Beckler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anton Beckler who arrived in Wisconsin in 1917
  • Anton Beckler, who landed in Wisconsin in 1917

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beckler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beckler (post 1700)



  • Mel Beckler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 2008
  • David Z Beckler (b. 1918), American government official and chemical engineer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Beckler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beckler 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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