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The ancient roots of the Effle family are found in the German state of Bavaria. Effle was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria, where they emerged as a prominent family with many influences in the social and cultural life of the area.

Effle Early Origins



The surname Effle was first found in Bavaria, where in medieval times the name Effner was closely associated with the social and political advances of the regions feudal society. Therefore, the family emerged as a noble family with great influence, and with various distinguished branches in the area.

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Effle Spelling Variations


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Effle Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Effle include Effner, Efner, Efnnor, Effener, Efener, Effnen, Effere, Effel, Effle, Aeffner, Aefner, Aefnnor, Aeffener and many more.

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Effle Early History


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Effle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Effle research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1625 is included under the topic Early Effle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Effle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Effle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Effle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Effle surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Albertine and Magdalene Effner, both of whom arrived in New York City in 1850; and other settlers who traveled to and established themselves along the eastern coast of the United States and Canada during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Effle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Effle 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 March 2014 at 18:40.

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