Legler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Legler family

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.

Important Dates for the Legler family

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.

Legler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Legler family (pre 1700)

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Legler migration to the United States

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 [1]

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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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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