The surname Biehl was first found in Silesia, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family. The name may originate from (or have lent itelf to) the town Bielau in Silesia and Bielen in Thuringia.
Early History of the Biehl family
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Biehl Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Biehler, Bieler, Beihler, Bielert (eastern regions), Beiler, Beiller, Bihler, Bielau, Bielen, Beeler and many more.
Early Notables of the Biehl family (pre 1700)
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Biehl migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Biehl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Michel Biehl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 
Peter Biehl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 
Biehl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Johannes Biehl, who arrived in America in 1835 
Contemporary Notables of the name Biehl (post 1700)
Janet Biehl (b. 1953), American writer associated with social ecology
Amy Elizabeth Biehl (1967-1993), white American graduate of Stanford University and an Anti-Apartheid activist in South Africa
Richard A. Biehl, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Darien, Illinois, 2007 
Mrs. Ray W. Biehl, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1960 
Mary Biehl, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964 
Frank Biehl, American politician, Supervisor of Erin Township, Michigan, 1947-57; Village President of Roseville, Michigan, 1949-52 
Andrew A. Biehl, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1952 
John Henry Biehl (b. 1939), Chilean lawyer, political scientist, and diplomat
Charlotta Dorothea Biehl (1731-1788), Danish playwright and translator
João Guilherme Biehl, Brazilian anthropologist and theologian
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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