Loeffel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Loeffel family
The surname Loeffel was first found in Austria, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name's literal meaning referred to the craftsman who carved out wooden spoons. Later, it came to represent numerous branches of a powerful family. Chronicles first mention Hans Loeffler of Stuttgart in 1447. The name first became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in tribal and national conflicts, where each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Loeffel family
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Loeffel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Loeffler, Loeffel, Loefel, Loefeler, Loeffers, Leffler (Silesia), Loepeler (northern Germany), Loeffelmann, Loeffels, Loefels, Loffler and many more.
Early Notables of the Loeffel family (pre 1700)
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Loeffel migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Loeffel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Balthasar Loeffel, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750
- Balthasar Loeffel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750 
Loeffel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles Loeffel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873 
Contemporary Notables of the name Loeffel (post 1700) +
- Markus Loeffel (1966-2006), also known as Mark Spoon and Spacy Trancer, a German disc jockey, musician and record producer
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)