The distinguished and ancient German surname Illre is derived from the name of the Iller River, which rises among the Allgäuer Alps and flows through
and along the border of Baden Württemburg into the Danube River.
The surname Illre 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 Illre family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Bavarian society.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Conrad and Elizabeth Iller, who settled in Philadelphia in 1729; Robert Iler, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1828; Regina Iller, who emigrated from Upper Bavaria
to North America in 1852 with her three children.