Leffel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Leffel family
The surname Leffel was first found in Austria, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name's literal meaning referred to the craftsman who carved out wooden spoons. Later, it came to represent numerous branches of a powerful family. Chronicles first mention Hans Loeffler of Stuttgart in 1447. The name first became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in tribal and national conflicts, where each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Leffel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leffel research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1717 and 1852 are included under the topic Early Leffel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leffel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Loeffler, Loeffel, Loefel, Loefeler, Loeffers, Leffler (Silesia), Loepeler (northern Germany), Loeffelmann, Loeffels, Loefels, Loffler and many more.
Early Notables of the Leffel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leffel family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Balthasar Loeffel, who came to Pennsylvania in 1750. August Carl Frederick Loeffler came in 1788; Christian Loeffler in 1812; and Jacob Loeffler in 1855. Numerous Loefflers came to Texas, including Andreas Loeffler in 1846.
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