The surname Bihl 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.
Important Dates for the Bihl family
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Bihl 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 Bihl family (pre 1700)
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Bihl migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bihl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Martin Bihl, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1854 
George Bihl, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1860 
August Bihl, aged 26, who arrived in New York, NY in 1893 
Rosa Bihl, aged 29, who landed in New York, NY in 1893 
Contemporary Notables of the name Bihl (post 1700)
Jerome Bihl, American politician, Representative from Kentucky 5th District, 1942
^ 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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