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The surname Bleuler may be derived from the Old High German "Pluwil" or the Middle High German "Bliuwel" meaning a "stick" or "cudgel" perhaps suggesting a drumstick or pestle. The name may have been assigned to the bearer as a nickname for a stick-like figure or one who fought with or carried a stick. Or the name could have been given due to an occupation, such as one who used such sticks, perhaps a miller, or one who cut and sold sticks. Alternatively, the surname Bleuler may be derived from the Old High German "blao" meaning "blue" and probably would have been given as a nickname for any variety of reasons. The element "blao" also appears in a number of forenames such as Blauhart and Blawo, and in place names such as Plawen and Plaue. Therefore the surname may also be patronymic, indicating the son of Blawo, or toponymic, from the name of the place where the bearer once lived. The name Bleuler, can be found in compound names such as Pleuefisch, meaning "fishing rod." The consonants "p" and "b" are phonetically very similar in the German language. This makes them often interchangeable, and so the surname Bleuler can appear with either a "P" or a "B."

Bleuler Early Origins



The surname Bleuler was first found in Bavaria, and other Upper German lands, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Records of the surname Bleuler date back to the early 14th Century, when Johann Blaue was recorded in 1302, a Flahsblüwel in 1318 in Freiburg, a Wescheplewel in 1363 in Nuremburg, Haintz Blaewli in 1391 in Klosters, and Stephen Pleul in 1409 in Moravia.

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Bleuler Spelling Variations


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Bleuler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Plewe, Plewes, Pleul, Pleuer, Bleuer, Bleuwer, Pleuler, Bleuler, Plaul, Plahl, Bleil, Bleyle and many more.

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Bleuler Early History


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Bleuler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bleuler research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1797, 1800, 1758, 1823, 1788, 1792 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Bleuler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bleuler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bleuler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Bleuler in this period include the Bleul family of Salzburg and Bavaria, of whom Johann Heinrich Bleul belonged; he would serve as court secretary to Leopold II and as a Field Marshall during the Napoleonic Wars. He was made a knight of the Holy Roman...

Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bleuler 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bleuler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Catherine Bleuler, aged 9, landed in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Hs Hend Bleuler, aged 13, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1735
  • Hs Jacob Bleuler, aged 8, landed in Pennsylvania in 1735

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bleuler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bleuler (post 1700)



  • Johann Heinrich Bleuler (1758-1823), Swiss painter
  • Konrad Bleuler (1912-1992), pioneer scholar of modern theoretical physics
  • Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939), prominent Swiss psychiatrist and neurologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bleuler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bleuler 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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