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The distinguished and ancient German surname Legelarr 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.

Legelarr Early Origins



The surname Legelarr was first found in Swabia, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The name Legelarr was a prominent one during this formative period; the Legelarr 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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Legelarr Spelling Variations


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Legelarr Spelling Variations



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

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Legelarr Early History


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Legelarr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legelarr 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 Legelarr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Legelarr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legelarr Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Legelarr 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Legelarr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legelarr 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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