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.
Early History of the Ohlenschlager family
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Ohlenschlager 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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Migration of the Ohlenschlager family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Wilhelm Ohler and his wife Ursula, who emigrated from the Palatinate to Pennsylvania with their son Marx Simon in 1737; Anthonius Ohler, who settled in Philadelphia in 1741.