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The roots of the distinguished German surname Ohler 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.

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The surname Ohler was first found in Hessen, where it first emerged in the early Middle Ages, and the young Ohler 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 Ohler family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Hessen society.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ohler research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1380, 1777, and 1852 are included under the topic Early Ohler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ohler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ohler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Peter Ohler, who landed in America in 1730
  • Anton Ohler, aged 22, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Philip Jacob Ohler, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768

Ohler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Ohler, who arrived in America in 1851
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  • Jason Ohler, American writer and professor of educational technology at the University of Alaska
  • Aloys Karl Ohler (1817-1889), German Catholic cleric and educationist
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    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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