Show ContentsEiler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Eiler is a German occupational surname that evolved in the region known as the Rhineland. Germans at first used only one name, but population growth and increased travel in medieval times caused confusion between people of the same name, forcing the people to adopt hereditary surnames. These names often identified people by the kind of work they did. Eiler is a name for a brave warrior. The surname Eiler originally derived from the German words "agil" which means "weapon," and "hard," which means "hard." A broad and miscellaneous class of names, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Eiler family

The surname Eiler was first found in the Lower Rhine region, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Eiler family

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Eiler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Eiler, Eil, Eill, Eyler, Eyll, Eiller, Eyller and others.

Early Notables of the Eiler family

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Eiler Ranking

In the United States, the name Eiler is the 15,203rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Eiler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Eiler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adolf Eiler, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1743
  • Adolph Eiler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 [2]
Eiler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Berhard Eiler, who settled in Texas in 1836
  • Andrew Eiler, aged 25, who arrived in Missouri in 1847 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Eiler (post 1700) +

  • Marcella "Sali" Grace Eiler (1987-2008), American social activist
  • Eiler Ravnholt, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1960, 1964 (alternate) [3]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from on Facebook