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
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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legler research.Another 149 words (11 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.
of this family name include: Legler, Legeler, Lagler, Laegeler, Lägeler, Lägler and many more.