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The ancestral home of the Dengler family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Dengler is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a farmer or a dealer in spelt, which is a kind of wheat. Spelt, which is a derivative of the Old Germanic word Dinkel, was a grain like barley and wheat that was grown extensively in the German speaking states during the Middle Ages. Spelt was sold as a cereal and formed a large part of the diet at this time. Nonetheless,Dengler is also a local name for a person that came from Dinkelsbuhl, a town in Bavaria in the south of Germany. Dinkelsbuhl, which is one of the best preserved medieval towns, dates back to the 14th century. The Dengler family possessed vast estates and resided in an elegant feudal manor. During the Middle Ages, they became a part of the landed aristocracy and they wielded considerable prestige and influence in the region of Bavaria. Nonetheless, the family expanded into other parts of the German territories after the 16th century.

Dengler Early Origins



The surname Dengler was first found in Bavaria, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Dinkle became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System. Ancient chronicles first mention one Burkart der Dinkel of the town Villgenau in the year 1370.

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Dengler Spelling Variations


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Dengler Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Dengler include Dinkel, Dinckels, Dinckel, Dinckle, Dinkler, Dinckelmann, Dinkelman, Tinkel, Tinckel and many more.

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Dengler Early History


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Dengler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dengler research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dengler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dengler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dengler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dengler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Dengler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Dengler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Johannes Dengler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • John Dengler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Andreas Dengler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1773
  • Georg Dengler, who arrived in America in 1782

Dengler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Adolphus Dengler, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1855
  • F X Dengler, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870
  • Johann Dengler, who arrived in Ohio in 1879
  • Goodhart Dengler, who landed in Arkansas in 1882
  • Charles Dengler, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1895

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dengler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dengler (post 1700)



  • Franz Xavier "Frank" Dengler (1853-1879), American sculptor
  • Carlos Andres Dengler (b. 1974), American musician, best known as the former bass guitarist for the post-punk/rock band Interpol
  • Clyde Russell Dengler (1899-1992), American former member of the Pennsylvania State Senate 1969-1974
  • Lieutenant Dieter Dengler (1938-2001), United States Navy pilot awarded the Navy Cross

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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

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