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The distinguished and ancient German surname Legler 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.

Legler Early Origins



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


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Legler Spelling Variations



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

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Legler Early History


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Legler Early History



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

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Legler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Legler 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 were:

Legler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Legler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name Legler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Legler (post 1700)



  • Timothy Eugene Legler (b. 1966), American former professional basketball player
  • William S Legler, American who founded Legler Systems Company, a data processing service, in 1972
  • Matthias Legler, East German bobsledder
  • Wilhelm Legler (1875-1951), Austrian well-known artist

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Legler Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Legler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legler 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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