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The surname Klingler is a local surname; more specifically, it is a topographical surname, derived from a feature of the physical geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old German word for ravine or gorge.

Klingler Early Origins



The surname Klingler was first found in Swabia, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Hugo der Clingere of Breisgau (c.1200,) Heydeke bei dem Clinghe of Quedlinburg in the Harz Mountains (c.1300,) Clingeler of Wuerttemberg (c.1283,) and Heincz in der Clingen of Wuerzburg (c.1409).

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Klingler Spelling Variations


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Klingler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kling, Klingel, Klinge, Klinger, Klingler, Klingen, Klingle, Klingele, Klinghe, Clinghe, Cling, Clingel, Clinge, Clinger, Clingere, Clingen, Clingle, Clingeler, Klingeler, Klinglin and many more.

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Klingler Early History


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Klingler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klingler research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1812, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Klingler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klingler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klingler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klingler 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:

Klingler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Henrick Klingler, aged 50, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Theobald Klingler, aged 24, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738

Klingler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johann Klingler, who arrived in Illinois in 1847
  • Anna Klingler, aged 26, landed in New York in 1854
  • Christian Klingler, who arrived in New York in 1854
  • H Julius Klingler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klingler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klingler (post 1700)



  • Martin Klingler (1858-1933), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1912; postmaster at Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1914-22
  • Eugene A. Klingler, American politician, Mayor of Manhattan, Kansas, 1982-83, 1987-88, 1991-92
  • Gwen Klingler, American politician, former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives (1995-2003)
  • David Klingler (b. 1969), former American NFL football player, active 1992 through 1998, winner of the 1990 Sammy Baugh Trophy
  • Werner Klingler (1903-1972), German film director and actor who directed 29 films between 1936 and 1968
  • Alfred Klingler (b. 1912), German gold medalist field handball player at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Klingler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klingler 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 October 2015 at 11:05.

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