The roots of the distinguished German surname Pflugner 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 Pflugner family
The surname Pflugner 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 Pflugner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pflugner 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 Pflugner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pflugner 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 Pflugner family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Pflugner 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 Pflugner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Pflugner family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Pfluger, who immigrated to Georgia in 1752; Georg Friederich Pfluger, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1753; Simon Pfluger, a Hessian mercenary who settled in North America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Henry Pfluger, who came to New Orleans in 1845.
Contemporary Notables of the name Pflugner (post 1700)
- Ryan Pflugner, American football kicker for Alabama who kicked three field goals at the 1999 SEC Championship Game