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The distinguished and ancient German surname Legelire 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.

Legelire Early Origins



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


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Legelire Spelling Variations



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

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Legelire Early History


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Legelire Early History



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

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Legelire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legelire Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Legelire 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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
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    The Legelire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legelire 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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