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The surname Kahle is a nickname surname; it is derived from a nickname given to the original bearer. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character. In this case, the nickname is derived from the German word "kahl," which means "bald."

Kahle Early Origins



The surname Kahle was first found in Lusatia, 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. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles of Silesia include Nickel Kaler of Glatz (c.1384,) and Frenczel Kaler of Goerlitz (c.1434).

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Kahle Spelling Variations


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Kahle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kahl, Kahle, Kahler, Kahlen, Kahlert, Kahlere, Kahll, Kahller, Kal, Kall, Kale, Kaler, Kaller, Cal, Cahl, Cahle, Cahler and many more.

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Kahle Early History


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Kahle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kahle research. Another 313 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1775, 1786, 1792, 1812, 1813, and 1837 are included under the topic Early Kahle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kahle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kahle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kahle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kahle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friedrich Kahle arrived in Philadelphia in 1753
  • Adam Kahle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Peter Kahle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767

Kahle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Heinrich G Kahle, aged 44, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Frederike Kahle settled in Texas in 1846
  • Carl Kahle, who landed in Texas in 1846
  • Friedericke Kahle, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Johann Andreas Gottlob Kahle, who arrived in America in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kahle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kahle (post 1700)



  • Alvin Kahle (1909-1986), former American Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Robert Wayne Kahle (1915-1988), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Manon Kahle (b. 1980), American actress
  • Danielle Kahle (b. 1989), American figure skater and US National Champion at the novice level in 2002
  • Brewster Kahle (b. 1960), American computer engineer, Internet entrepreneur, activist, and digital librarian
  • Johann Justus Kahle (1668-1731), German organist and composer
  • Feldwebel Willy Kahle, German World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories
  • Paul Ernst Kahle (1875-1964), German orientalist and scholar

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Kahle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kahle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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