The distinguished and ancient German surname Legeler 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.
Early Origins of the Legeler family
The surname Legeler was first found in Swabia, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The name Legeler was a prominent one during this formative period; the Legeler family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.
Early History of the Legeler family
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Legeler Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Legler, Legeler, Lagler, Laegeler, Lägeler, Lägler and many more.
Early Notables of the Legeler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Legeler family to the New World and Oceana
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.