The roots of the distinguished German surname Pfleiger lie with the Middle High German word "pfluoc," meaning "plow;" and as such, it was thought to have originally been an occupational
name for a plowman.
Early Origins of the Pfleiger family
The surname Pfleiger was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Pfluger 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.
Early History of the Pfleiger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pfleiger research.Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1450, 1506, 1553, 1611, 1797 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Pfleiger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pfleiger Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Pfluger, Pflugger, Pffluger, Pfluggers, Pflugers, Pflugeres, Pfflugers, Pflugerr, Pfluggerr, Fluger, Pluger, Pleuger, Pleumann, Plemmons, Pflueger and many more.
Early Notables of the Pfleiger family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Pfleiger in this period include Conrad or Konrad Pflüger (c.1450-c.1506), one of the leading architects and master builders of the... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pfleiger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pfleiger family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Pfleiger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Pfleiger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)