Jegel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jegel family

The surname Jegel was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Jegel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Jegel research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1861, 1838, 1862, 1553 and 1623 are included under the topic Early Jegel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Jegel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Yagel, Jäckel, Jackel, Jäckl, Jäckle, Yagle, Yagl, Yegle, Yegl, Yaegl, Yaegel, Jeckl, Jeckle, Jeckel, Jagl, Jagle, Jagel, Jegel, Jegl, Jegle, Jaeckel, Jaeckl, Jaeckl, Jaegle, Jaegl and many more.

Early Notables of the Jegel family (pre 1700)

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United States Jegel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jegel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • J. Baltasar Jegel, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749
  • J Baltazer Jegel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
Jegel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Jegel, aged 18, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Peter Jegel, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Adam Jegel, aged 13, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]


The Jegel Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nach gott und ehren steht mein begehren
Motto Translation: After God and desire stands my desire.


  1. ^ 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)


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