Show ContentsEuler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Euler is of German origin. It is derived from the Middle High German word "ile" or "ulner," meaning "pot-maker." It is likely that the progenitor of the name was a practitioner of this profession.

Early Origins of the Euler family

The surname Euler was first found in Hessen, where it first emerged. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Cunrad Ulenere, who lived in the city of Dieburg in 1276. The young Euler family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval society in Hessen.

Early History of the Euler family

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Euler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Euler, Eulers, Eyler, Ulenere, Eulener, Auler, Aulner and many more.

Early Notables of the Euler family

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Euler were

  • Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), a famous mathematician from Basel, Switzerland who was the founder of the field of pure mathematics and the first to give algebra a full analytical treatment, and Johann He...

Euler Ranking

In the United States, the name Euler is the 16,174th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Euler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Euler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Euler, who landed in America in 1749 [2]
  • Claus Euler, who arrived in New York, NY in 1750 [2]
  • Philip Euler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • William B Euler, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 [2]
  • Ann Catherin Euler, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792 [2]
Euler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Conrad Euler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [2]
  • Jacob Euler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [2]
  • Simon Euler, who landed in Ohio in 1826 [2]
  • Franz Euler, aged 32, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [2]
  • Cathe Euler, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1854 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Euler (post 1700) +

  • William F. Euler, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1916 [3]
  • John C. Euler, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania at-large, 1918 [3]
  • Charles Euler, American politician, Member of Iowa American Independent State Central Committee, 1971; American Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Iowa, 1972 [3]
  • Hans Heinrich Euler (1909-1941), German physicist, the first physicist who was able to show that Paul Dirac's introduction of the positron opens the possibility that photons in electron-positron pair production scatter with each other
  • August Euler (1868-1957), German pioneer aviator, aircraft constructor and the holder of the first Germany Pilots licence
  • Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), Swiss mathematician and physicist, founder of the studies of graph theory and topology, known for his work in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, astronomy and music theory.
  • Ulf Svante von Euler FRS (1905-1983), Swedish physiologist and pharmacologist who won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1970)
  • Carl Hieronymus Euler (1834-1901), Swiss farmer and amateur ornithologist
  • Euler Granda (1935-2018), Ecuadorian poet, writer, and psychiatrist


  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
  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 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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