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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Eppler family. The Eppler surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Bavaria, where they became known from the early Middle Ages as an important family within the social and cultural life of the community.

Early Origins of the Eppler family

The surname Eppler was first found in Bavaria, where the family held a family seat in the Middle Ages. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Eberhart and Friedericus of Ebs in Bavaria in 1190, Albertus (Appelinus) dictus Eppelin in Heilbronn in 1283, Rudel Eppfeler in Glatz in 1367, Nicholous Eppler in Iglau in 1390.

Early History of the Eppler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eppler research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1295, 1434, 1515, 1586, 1598, 1717, and 1814 are included under the topic Early Eppler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Eppler Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Eppler include Epple, Eppler, Epler, Eppel, Eppell, Eppli, Epp, Eppo, Eppe, Eppard, Eppele, Eppelin, Eppeler, Eppfeler, Eppelen, Epplen, Eppan, Eppaner, Epplan, Eplan, Epling, Eppling, Eps, Epps, Ebs, Ebbs, Eppes, Epes, Eppley and many more.

Early Notables of the Eppler family (pre 1700)

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Eppler Ranking

In the United States, the name Eppler is the 18,723rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Eppler migration to the United States +

Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Eppler or a variant listed above:

Eppler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Eppler, aged 39, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [2]
  • Georg Daniel Eppler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747 [2]
  • Bartolomaeus Eppler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Andreas Eppler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
Eppler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Simon Eppler, aged 29, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [2]
  • George Eppler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853 [2]
  • Joachim Eppler, aged 45, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Anna Eppler, aged 26, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Chrisa Eppler, aged 13, who arrived in New York in 1854 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Eppler (post 1700) +

  • Billy Eppler, American assistant General Manager for the New York Yankees
  • Charles F. Eppler, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 9th District, 1926; Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Calhoun County 2nd District, 1930
  • Dieter Eppler (1927-2008), German television actor and director of radio dramas, involved in 116 titles
  • Werner Meyer- Eppler (1913-1960), German physicist, a specialist in synthetic language production and developed the Electrolarynx
  • Erhard Eppler (b. 1926), German Social Democratic politician and founder of the GTZ
  • Johannes Eppler (1914-1999), German World War II Abwehr spy for Rommel during the North African campaign, subject of a book by Leonard Mosley, The Cat and the Mice
  • Georges Henri Eppler, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [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. Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 4) Georges Eppler. Retrieved from on Facebook