The Gloeckler surname is derived from the Middle High German word "glocke," or "glogge," meaning a "bell." The name may have been an occupational
name for someone who rang bells; or it may have come from any of several places named from this word.
Early Origins of the Gloeckler family
The surname Gloeckler was first found in Bohemia, where the family was anciently associated with the political and religious 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. The family founded numerous branches, many of which acquired manors and estates in surrounding regions, where they contributed to the prosperity of their society.
Early History of the Gloeckler family
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Gloeckler Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Glocknere, Clocknen, Glocknel, Glockle, Gloeckner, Gloggner, Gloeckler, Gloeckle, Gloeckle, Gloeggl, Glock, Glocke, Glocker, Glockler, Glockh, Glockl, Kloeckner, Kloekker, Klocker, Klockner and many more.
Early Notables of the Gloeckler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gloeckler family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Sebastion and Paul Glocker, both of whom arrived in Georgia between 1734 and 1741; Johan Stephan Klockner who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753; Caspar Glockner who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pa. in 1764.