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The distinguished and ancient German surname Iller is derived from the name of the Iller River, which rises among the Allgäuer Alps and flows through Bavaria and along the border of Baden Württemburg into the Danube River.

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The surname Iller was first found in settlements along the Iller River, from whose name the surname is derived. The first known bearer of the name was Hainr uf der Ilre, who was a citizen of Kempten in 1333. The young Iller family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Bavarian society.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Iler, Iller, Ilre, Illre, Illens and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Iller research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 133 and 1333 are included under the topic Early Iller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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More information is included under the topic Early Iller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Iller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann iller, who landed in Maryland in 1676

Iller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Caterina Iller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Conrat Iller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Elizibeth Iller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Margaret Iller, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1729
  • Maria Iller, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1729

Iller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Regina Iller, who arrived in North America in 1852
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    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    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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