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The surname Nagler is a German occupational surname that evolved in the region known as the Rhineland. Germans at first used only one name, but population growth and increased travel in medieval times caused confusion between people of the same name, forcing the people to adopt hereditary surnames. These names often identified people by the kind of work they did. Nagler is a name for a carpenter, builder or a person who made or sold nails. The name Nagler is derived from the Old German word "nagal," which means "nail." There are also numerous places named Nagel in Germany.

Nagler Early Origins



The surname Nagler was first found in Westphalia, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Nagler Spelling Variations


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Nagler Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Nagler include Nagel, Nagle, Naegel, Nageli, Naegeli, Nagell, Nagler, Nagele, Naegele, Naegelen, Negel, Negele, Nail, Neil and many more.

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Nagler Early History


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Nagler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nagler research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1224, 1451, 1562, 1649, 1769, 1773, 1836, and 1851 are included under the topic Early Nagler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nagler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nagler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nagler 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:

Nagler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Nagler, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nagler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nagler (post 1700)



  • Judah Nagler, American lead vocalist for the band The Velvet Teen, an Indie/Baroque Pop band
  • Gern Nagler (b. 1932), American former NFL football end who played from 1953 to 1961
  • Eric Nagler (b. 1942), American-born, Canadian musician and television personality

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Nagler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nagler 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 20 April 2016 at 17:45.

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