The ancient roots of the Behrle family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. Behrle was a local
name, for someone who lived in Bavaria
, where the family possessed vast estates and resided in an elegant feudal
manor. During the Middle Ages, the Behrle family became a part of the landed aristocracy and wielded considerable prestige and influence in the region. The Behrle family expanded into other parts of the German territories after the 16th century. Following the general pattern of great European migration, and specific interests in military, political and religious occupations, bearers of the name relocated and prospered in numerous different regions on the European continent. The family became a prominent contributor to the development of ancient Bavarian towns such as Rothenburg.
Early Origins of the Behrle family
The surname Behrle was first found in Bavaria
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the towns such as Rothenburg from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation.
Early History of the Behrle family
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Behrle Spelling Variations
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 Behrle include Berl, Berle, Berler, Behrle, Behrli, Berlere and many more.
Early Notables of the Behrle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Behrle family to the New World and Oceana
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 Behrle surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Behrle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Erasmus Behrle, who settled in the same city in 1865