Briegel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Briegel family

The surname Briegel was first found in Silesia, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile. The name is derived from Brieg, a town on the left bank of the Oder river. It was annexed by Austria in 1675, and then by the Prussians in 1742.

Early History of the Briegel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Briegel research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1369, 1626, 1712 and 1696 are included under the topic Early Briegel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Briegel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Brieg, Briege, Brieger, Briegel, Briegener, Briegner, Brigge and many more.

Early Notables of the Briegel family (pre 1700)

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Briegel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Briegel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Briegel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Briegel, who settled in New York in 1710-11
  • Georg Briegel, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
Briegel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Briegel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Nicholas Briegel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1856

Contemporary Notables of the name Briegel (post 1700) +

  • Hans Adolf Briegel (b. 1928), from Stuttgart, who became a prominent American executive and vice-president of an insurance company
  • Eva Briegel (b. 1978), German musician and pop singer
  • Hans-Peter Briegel (b. 1955), German football player and manager


  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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