Loeffler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Loeffler family

The surname Loeffler 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 Loeffler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loeffler research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1717 and 1852 are included under the topic Early Loeffler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Loeffler 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 Loeffler family (pre 1700)

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United States Loeffler migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Loeffler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Balthasar Loeffler, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Dieterich Loeffler, who arrived in America in 1751 [1]
  • Margaretha Loeffler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Anna Maria Loeffler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1769 [1]
  • Aug Carl Frederick Loeffler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1788 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Loeffler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Loeffler to Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Martin Loeffler, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1841 [1]
  • Christian Loeffler went to Texas with his wife and child in 1844
  • Christian Loeffler, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1844 [1]
  • George Loeffler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Loeffler (post 1700) +

  • Diane Loeffler (1953-2019), American politician, member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2005-2019)
  • William Loeffler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1904, 1908 [2]
  • Thomas Gilbert Loeffler (b. 1946), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 21st District, 1979-87; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988 [2]
  • Stacy Loeffler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 2004 [2]
  • Kelly Lynn Loeffler, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Georgia, 2012 [2]
  • Earl Loeffler, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1964 [2]
  • Benjamin M. Loeffler, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Minnesota State Auditor, 1930 [2]
  • Charles Martin Tornov Loeffler (1861-1935), composer from Alsace. His father was a writer under the pseudonym Tornow. He composed the music for the very first chamber music festival in Washington at the Library of Congress in 1925


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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