Ohlenschlager History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the distinguished German surname Ohlenschlager lie in the region of Hessen. The name is derived from the Middle High German "öler," meaning "oil miller," and was likely first borne by a practitioner of this occupation.

Early Origins of the Ohlenschlager family

The surname Ohlenschlager was first found in Hessen, where it first emerged in the early Middle Ages, and the young Ohlenschlager family played an important role in the region's history. The first known bearer of the name was Johann Oleier, who was living in Frankfurt in the year 1291. The young Ohlenschlager family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Hessen society.

Important Dates for the Ohlenschlager family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ohlenschlager research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1777, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Ohlenschlager History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ohlenschlager Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ohler, Oehler, Öler, Öhler, Oiler, Ohlenschlager, Ohleyer, Ohligschlager, Ohlschlager, Öhlschläger, Öhlenschläger, Oelenschlaeger and many more.

Early Notables of the Ohlenschlager family (pre 1700)

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Ohlenschlager migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Ohlenschlager Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Ohlenschlager, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Spray of the Ocean" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 1st September 1859 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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