× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The Pfeil surname is derived from the Middle High German word "pfil," meaning "arrow;" and as such it is thought to have been either an occupational name for an arrowsmith, or a nickname for a tall thin man.

Pfeil Early Origins



The surname Pfeil was first found in Bavaria, where the name Pfeil was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Close

Pfeil Spelling Variations


Expand

Pfeil Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Pfeil, Pffeil, Pfeill, Pfeile, Pfeiles, Pfeils, Pfeille, Pfeilse, Pffeils and many more.

Close

Pfeil Early History


Expand

Pfeil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pfeil research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1767, and 1786 are included under the topic Early Pfeil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Pfeil Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Pfeil Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pfeil Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Pfeil Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Pfeil, who settled in America in 1725
  • Elisabeth Pfeil, who came to America in 1725
  • Henry Pfeil, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1741
  • Henrich Pfeil, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Henry Pfeil, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Pfeil Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Pfeil, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Gotefried Pfeil, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Fried Pfeil, who came to Philadelphia in 1806
  • Aloisia Pfeil, who came to America in 1847
  • Christopher Pfeil, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Pfeil (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Pfeil (post 1700)



  • Robert Raymond Pfeil (b. 1943), former American Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Mark Pfeil (b. 1951), American professional golfer
  • Richard Pfeil (b. 1933), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 2004, 2008 (alternate)
  • Donna Pfeil, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 2008
  • John Frederick Pfeil (1949-2005), American literary critic and novelist

Close

Pfeil Family Crest Products


Expand

Pfeil Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    11. ...

    The Pfeil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pfeil 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 16 March 2016 at 14:02.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest