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.
Early Origins of the Nagler family
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.
Early History of the Nagler family
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Nagler Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Nagler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nagler family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Nagler Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Nagler (post 1700)
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