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The distinguished and ancient German surname laegeler is derived from the Middle High German "legel," meaning "small barrel." This name may have been initially bestowed as a nickname on an overweight person. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Middle High German "laegele," meaning "barrel maker"; in this case, the name refers specifically to someone who makes small wine barrels.

laegeler Early Origins



The surname laegeler was first found in Swabia, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The name laegeler was a prominent one during this formative period; the laegeler family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

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laegeler Spelling Variations


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laegeler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Legler, Legeler, Lagler, Laegeler, Lägeler, Lägler and many more.

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laegeler Early History


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laegeler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our laegeler research. Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1271, 1291, 1358, 1801, 1873, 1823, 1897, 1852 and 1919 are included under the topic Early laegeler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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laegeler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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laegeler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early laegeler 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 or some of its variants were: Jacob Legler, who settled in Philadelphia in 1743; Christian Legler, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817; Magdalena Legler, who came to New Orleans in 1836.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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    The laegeler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The laegeler 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 14 October 2014 at 13:20.

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