Bavaria. Kuehnle is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Kuehnle family
Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Kuhnle became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the region and throughout the nation.
Early History of the Kuehnle family
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Kuehnle Spelling Variations
Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Kuehnle include Kuhnle, Kuehnle, Kuhnel, Coonel, Kunel, Kunell, Cunell and many more.
Early Notables of the Kuehnle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kuehnle family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Kuehnle or a variant listed above:
Kuehnle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Kuehnle (post 1700)
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