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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. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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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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