Bieler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Bieler surname finds its roots with the Low German word "bil," meaning "hatchet."

Early Origins of the Bieler family

The surname Bieler was first found in the duchy of Brunswick, where the family emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Bieler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bieler research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1477, and 1791 are included under the topic Early Bieler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bieler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Biel, Biele, Bielle, Biehl, Biehle, Biehlle and others.

Early Notables of the Bieler family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the family name Bieler at this time were Gabriel Biel, a scholastic philosopher, who was born in Speier in the early 1400s. He was the first professor at the University of Tuebingen, which was founded in 1477. He was twice...
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bieler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bieler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bieler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henrich Bieler, who arrived in Ohio in 1869 [1]
  • Henry Bieler, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bieler (post 1700) +

  • Henry G. Bieler (1893-1975), American physician, best known for his book "Food is Your Best Medicine"
  • Helmut Bieler (b. 1940), German composer and pianist
  • Pascal Bieler (b. 1986), German football player
  • Bruno Bieler (1888-1966), German general, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Manfred Bieler (b. 1934), German dramatist and novelist
  • Alfred "Fredy" Bieler (b. 1923), ice hockey player for the Swiss national team


The Bieler Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Propositi tenax
Motto Translation: Tenacious of my reslove.


  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)


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